In response to the horrific situation in Florida where four deputies stood outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the massacre at the school continued inside, one Texas Sheriff made it clear: “We Don’t Wait!”
Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree left no doubt about his policy on engaging active shooters. The Texas sheriff made it clear his deputies will not wait for SWAT or other agencies.
“We go into engage and stop the shooter and save lives,” the sheriff wrote in a memorandum on Wednesday.
Sheriff Murphree wrote:
“With the recent tragedy in Florida, I wanted to make clear my policy on responding to an active shooter. All commissioned Deputies, if you repond to an active shooter you are expected to take immediate action. We do not stage and wait for SWAT, we do not take cover in a parking lot, and we do not wait for another