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Friday, October 4, 2013

The Unbelievable Reason This Police Officer Dad Was Told Not to Visit His Daughter’s School While in Uniform

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Well, since the gun on a Police Officers hip is too scary for these people, then the next time they need to call the police because an armed intruder has broken into their home, I suggest the police show up without their weapons. Don’t want to scare them further do we? What the hell is the matter with people?! If people don’t already know what Police Officers do for the community, then they are some dumb, dumb, individuals. (I refrained from writing a word with “mother” in it). We are raising a generation of wimps. Our children are taught that guns are bad and common core is good. They are NOT being taught to write in cursive or to read cursive. Why? If no one can read cursive, then who can read the actual Constitution and know that the printed version is a lie? Guess what? My child is being taught cursive and we have a copy of the Constitution hanging in our home. He reads it! We discuss it! He understands it! There’s always something, isn’t there?

The image of a uniformed police officer dropping off his daughter at her elementary school was apparently too scary of an image for some parents in Mesa, Ariz. It’s not his uniform that is making them uncomfortable, it’s the gun holstered on his hip.

Police Officer Dad Told Not to Visit School in Uniform Because of Gun


The principal at Entz Elementary School has reportedly asked the father not to wear his police uniform on campus ever again because parents are concerned that he carries a firearm.

Now, “a lot of people” are “shocked and upset” over the decision, KSAZ-TV reports.

The officer, Scott Urkov of the Coolidge Police Department, only dropped his daughter off at her school.

Officer Urkov wasn’t too happy about the decision either. He reportedly posted the following message on Facebook after the incident:

“Nothing like your kids school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun. Are you freaking kidding me?”

However, Urkov told KSAZ-TV that he has been advised not to talk about the incident any more and “just let it be.”

Helen Hollands, spokesperson for Mesa Unified School District, confirmed that there were “some parents who were concerned about that fact that there was a fully armed officer on campus and they spoke to the principal about it.”

The school district apologized if the cop “took the discussion the wrong way.”

“[T]hat was not the intent of the principal to offend him,” Hollands added.

“Meanwhile, while school officials’ initial reaction was to ask the officer not to wear his gun and uniform to school, they are now saying they want to turn this incident into ‘a teachable moment,’” KSAZ-TV reports. “They invited the officer to a special assembly to talk about what police officers do for the community.”


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