Chicago Airport Cops Told to Run and Hide in Active Shooter Situations

 In Domestic, opinion

Chicago Airport Cops Told to Run and Hide in Active Shooter Situations

Airport Security Officers at Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare   Airports are not only unarmed, they are told to run and hide during an Active shooter situation. No joke. And these aren’t some rent-a-cops, these are actual, sworn, certified Chicago Police Officers.

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Chicago O’Hare Airport

” If evacuation is not possible, you should find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you. Block entry to your hiding place and lock the door.” Department Directive

Great. The people innocent travelers depend upon for help are told to lock themselves in a hiding place. Lovely.

No-confidence vote

The officers took a vote of no-confidence in Aviation Police Chief Richard Edgeworth back in September. They want the ability to wear their guns on the job. The document reads in part,

“The overwhelming majority of Aviation Police Officers and this Union agree that Chief Edgeworth is incompetent as a leader of police, noncommunicative, ineffective and exerts control through coercion and fear in his position as chief overseeing public and personnel safety.”

Sheepdogs want to be sheepdogs, and save lives

CNN wrote,

One officer told CNN that they aren’t trying to replace local authorities, but they want to be in a position to succeed in protecting their charges, “We’re not trying to replace the Chicago police officers; we just want to have the tools to do the job like every other law enforcement agency in the country.”

Another officer explained that officers at O’Hare are being put in an impossible situation. “We’re nothing but casualties if you tell us to run and hide. And how can the public look at us if they see police officers running and hiding? That goes against the very oath we were sworn to that we took.”

The Oath

It is that oath that makes a sheepdog different than a sheep. They are trained to run toward the sound of gunfire, not away from it. This department directive from an idiot proves what people have known for a long time – Chicago’s leaders are not in it for the well-being of the people.

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