Seriously???? Can you 2 read??? First off Hippie, your name says it all just because you found it cool to light up and get wasted on pot that doesn't mean the rest of us do or want our children exposed to it. I am not an idiot who lives in a bubble and surround my children by one, but I can honestly say I am relieved and proud of our police who keep our community safe. They are trained and if they feel like this guy who has had previous criminal charges warrented the use of a gun I for one and very glad they decide to protect themselves and I'm sure their families rest easy because of this too. Big_Myth, he tripped, I'm sure the investigation will reveal that this officer possesses the knowledge and competence to carry a weapon since he is a decorated officer and has fought drugs in our community for 5 years. If you 2 want to comment on a decorated community serviceman I suggest you research before you start bashing those who risk their lives for us.