Texas Sheriff Sends EPIC Memo To Department Amid Reports Broward County Deputy Refused To Engage Parkland Gunman
Amid reports that Broward County deputy Scot Peterson refused to engage Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree sent a memo to his deputies, reminding them to take “immediate action in an active shooter situation.”
“We do not stage and wait for SWAT, we do not take cover in a parking lot, and we do not wait for another agency. We go in and do our duty. We go in to engage and stop the shooter and save lives,” Murphree wrote.
“All commissioned Deputies if you respond to an active shooter, you are expected to take immediate action,” Murphree added.
Just in case you were wondering. There is NO DOUBT where we stand. Denton County Sheriff's Office, BUILT ON INTEGRITY! pic.twitter.com/xYC7dmNVr3
— Denton Co Sheriff (@DentonCoSheriff) February 27, 2018
In a message on Twitter, Murphee said, “Just in case you were wondering. There is NO DOUBT where we stand. Denton County Sheriff’s Office, BUILT ON INTEGRITY!”
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is currently investigating why Scot Peterson, the former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, failed to act as gunman Nikolas Cruz shot dead 17 people in Parkland, Florida.
As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, CNN says three Broward County Sheriff’s Deputies waited outside the school during the shooting.
When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
Last Friday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Brandon Huff told WSVN that Broward Sheriff resource officer, Scot Peterson, hid behind a staircase while pointing his gun at “nothing” as gunman Nikolas Cruz shot dead 17 people.
"He was pointing his gun at nothing." Student says he watched as @browardsheriff school resource officer Scot Peterson hid behind a staircase during the Stoneman Douglas shooting. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/IWRQorRrcL
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) February 23, 2018