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Arm Alberta's front line Peace Officers
Petition Background (Preamble):
On August 10th peace officer Rod Lazenby, a retired RCMP officer and current peace officer with the M.D. of Foothills, was attacked and fatally wounded while investigating an animal complaint near Priddis Alberta.
He did not have a firearm or a conducted energy weapon (TASER) to protect himself; Peace Officers may only carry equipment such as a baton and pepper spray which drastically limit use of force options.
Although the role of a peace officer is not to be confused with that of a police officer they are often tasked with enforcing the same laws and are required to do so with less defensive equipment and training provided to police officers.
If our government is asking peace officers to enforce the law, they need to give these officers the tools necessary to fully protect themselves and in turn all Albertans.
The Arm Alberta's front line Peace Officers petition to Honourable Jonathan DENIS, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General was written by Tyler and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: peace officer, armed peace officer, arming peace officers, rod lazenby