Yesterday the Sunday Star-Times ran a hit piece on a rural cop who routinely straps on his Glock, especially when dealing with domestic incidents.
It was a shameful piece. Our cops have a hard enough job as it is without panty-waisted wombles in the media attacking their every move.
You have to start thinking that the media would like nothing better than a string of dead cops in rural towns such is their insistence that cops shouldn’t be able to protect themselves.
A policeman in rural New Zealand admits he routinely breaches regulations by carrying a firearm and will continue to do so – saying he needs to for protection.
“I work on my own in a remote area, which is why I am able to do this,” he wrote in a letter to the Police Association magazine Police News.
“I have not had a complaint; if anything, very few people even notice.”
The unnamed officer said he carried a firearm “at times” while patrolling. Read more »