Uncharted territory, really, insofar as currently serving officers. Personally, I don't carry department issue guns or ammo unless I'm working for the department. If I was in a shooting out of state, if the department had provided the "death weapon" and/or the ammunition it MIGHT allow plaintiff's counsel to tie the department, and the "deep pockets" of the tax base of the community it serves, into a lawsuit. I'm not putting that kind of blood in the water, because I've been swimming with that kind of shark before.
From all I have learned and can see, the retired officer is indeed on his or her own. I am on staff with Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, and obviously recommend them, but because of that any comment I made on any other program would be seen as conflict of interest. Therefore, I have to bounce you back to the police think tank at Cop Talk.
Last edited by Mas Ayoob; 05-04-2012 at 22:40..