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Speaking of staying in America

An Indiana cop is facing charges for carrying in Illinois. I would think the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act could come into play since it worked once in NY.

6 Responses to “Speaking of staying in America”

  1. Dep801 Says:

    It would if he was qualified under the act. The story doesn’t state if he was. Even if he retired with the requisite years of service, he still has to qualify annually with weapon carried, and posses the proper certification to accompany his retired ID.

  2. BenC Says:

    The story I read stated he was “separated” from the department not retired so it did not apply.

  3. JeffB Says:

    He’s a FORMER cop who separated from the department, which is a nice way of saying “We’ll let you quit, or we’ll fire you… your choice”.

    Either way, he should still follow the laws of the state through or in which he travels. I have a LTCH (License to Carry Handgun, Indiana’s term for CCW Permit) and I can’t carry in IL, either. Illinois can choose to honor or not honor other states’ permits. Federalism, states rights, all that.

  4. David Says:

    Yeah, it does not seem as though he’s covered by the act.

  5. mikee Says:

    Plus it is a lot safer to arrest a visitor to the BMW Golf Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest than to go after the violent gang bangers in the southside of Chicago.

    Smart Policing is Effective Policing!

  6. wizardpc Says:

    Barely missed his title of nobility then, eh?