Ohio sheriff urges civilian staff to carry weapons at work


HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in southwest Ohio is encouraging staffers with licenses to carry to bring their weapons to work.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/2a5bOwX ) Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones also urged civilian employees to carry their weapons while operating any department vehicle away from headquarters.

Jones encouraged employees to carry their guns in a memo on Friday after recent attacks against police officers in other parts of the county. In the memo, Jones urged employees to plan their attire appropriately and carry their weapons discreetly when in public view.

The sheriff also reminded staffers to adhere to state guidelines for carrying concealed weapons when off department premises.

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Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront

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