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Falconis
06-07-2011, 4:16 PM
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Can't believe they fired him ....

Tacit Blue
06-07-2011, 11:47 PM
They used the words " Post" and such, makes it seem like his Job was based more on Security than actual Law Enforcement at the college. But firing him for giving aid to another agency in need is just wrong. Administrators don't understand the LE brotherhood, they just see the Officer as a overzealous Police Officer who abandoned his post. At a minimum i think he should told his dispatch that he was en route to assist, but he made that choice not to. Knowing what the consequences of the situation where.

Someone got pissy b/c the Officer didn't follow the chain of command.

Falconis
06-08-2011, 1:38 AM
yup. I am not saying he should not have gotten disciplined, but termination was way over the top.

Notorious
06-09-2011, 11:48 PM
Yeah, we all had some choice words over this one. If we didn't go assist, we would be fired for cowardice. That's just unacceptable.

HarrisonS004
06-10-2011, 2:16 AM
They used the words " Post" and such, makes it seem like his Job was based more on Security than actual Law Enforcement at the college. But firing him for giving aid to another agency in need is just wrong. Administrators don't understand the LE brotherhood, they just see the Officer as a overzealous Police Officer who abandoned his post. At a minimum i think he should told his dispatch that he was en route to assist, but he made that choice not to. Knowing what the consequences of the situation where.

Someone got pissy b/c the Officer didn't follow the chain of command.
He also says that he did notify dispatch before the hour that the school states. They must not have recorded channels? Otherwise that would be pretty easy to confirm.

Notorious
06-10-2011, 7:45 AM
Rice PD has recorded channels. They claim the officer did not advise. Officer says he did. Just show us all the tapes of radio transmissions. It's that simple.

The other thing is that this officer showed up in time to help while the shooting was still going on. 2 HPD officers used his Rice PD car as cover from the gunman. This guy is a hero. He needs to apply to HPD and never look back.

Falconis
06-10-2011, 1:37 PM
Yeah but even that doesnt help sometimes. We had a case where an officer was broadcasting something or he thought he was. No transmission came through due to radio problems. Only reason "no suspicions" were cast on him was because a nearby unit who heard him directly actually did broadcast his information out in the air that was directly related and a follow up to his.

Tacit Blue
06-10-2011, 4:10 PM
i agree, why not just apply for HPD? He would be hired within weeks...if not days... He would advance quickly, and everybody would love him.. This is a classic example of what happens when a Police agency is under the control of College administrators..They treat him like a expendable employee, or a rent-cop rather than a Police Officer. HPD would never fire a Officer for ' dereliction of duty ' for responding to a active shooter at the College. Even if the Officer in question didn't notify his supervisor. Did it ever occur to RUPD and the college administrators,that maybe the Officer was too busy having rounds wizz past his head? To call in his location at the time?

Maybe his cars radio had bad reception? They would have known his whereabouts, the Patrol cars use GPS and have Motorola Astro radios on a Smart Zone 2 system. Everytime you key up the dispatcher sees which unit is talking.