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Tulsa Police Officer: ‘I Work For You. I Will Protect You’

Tulsa Police Officer:  ‘I Work For You. I Will Protect You’

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Tulsa police officer has taken to Facebook to speak out about finding solutions and change in the wake of the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher.

Popsey Floyd posted this message on his Facebook page on Monday.

“I work for you. I will protect you. I do not take the Authority that comes with my badge for granted. I know you may be upset about the recent events all over the country and now here in Tulsa. I don’t have the answers that you are looking for, but I will continue to be the solution. One thing that I want you to know is this. The Tulsa police department is hiring. If you believe that change is required, please join the department and be the change that you are seeking.”

Becoming a Tulsa police officer was a life-long dream for Floyd.

He grew up thinking you had to be scared of the police based on the stories he had heard but he decided to be part of the solution and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

He also encouraged those that wanted to solve issues to join the department like he did.

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15 Comments

  1. ahaz

    Nice piece of propoganda. The fact of the matter is that no officer is obligated to protect anyone under Warren V District of Columbia that held that the police do not owe a specific duty to provide police services to citizens based on the public duty doctrine. That’s why the courts have bent over back work to grant cops qualified immunity. Created the “scared cop rule” in Graham v Conner and numerous rulings that shield COPS from liability in cases where shootings are ruled justified when they should not be. What this cop also fails to states this…its largely not the individual cop that is the problem, but rather the system that allows them to behave that way. It’s called the lucifer affect and explains why good people do bad things.

    • Law Officer

      American Police do not follow a case in the District of Columbia and you blame us for “propaganda”? Show us a United Supreme Court Case that states your case.

        • Law Officer

          You may want to read past the headline and read the article and even the case. Headlines by many are designed to get your attention and may or may not be actually true. This one is quite deceiving.

          • rbd171

            What kind of bull are you laying down, law officer. The police have no obligation to protect and serve. Furguson burning up is a prime example. LA riots is another. 911 dispatchers are trained not to promise the arrival of the police.

            This fact is old news, you need to educate yourself.

          • Law Officer

            How long have you been in law enforcement?

          • ahaz

            Irrelevant retort.

          • rbd171

            1979 i entered law enforcement, not counting some college courses taken a few years earlier.

            I feel its relevant because in those riots the police held back resources knowing there was crime. Too dangerous. There is no law or case law that requires police response. Columbine comes to mind. The police surrounded the high school while the shooters did their nasty deed. There was no active shooter training back then.

          • rbd171

            18 years.

          • Nanc

            Your statement in regards to 911 dispatchers is incorrect. We cannot give an ETA , we do tell them that an officer will respond.

          • rbd171

            Ok, i stand corrected. To be clear. They say, oh, you have an emergency and you need a cop right the phuk now? Ok, the police WILL respond but it could be tomorrow or next phukin week when they get there.

            So, my point, the police have no obligation to save anyone, stands.

          • Nanc

            I’d you were in law enforcement, you would understand classification of calls. Smaller agencies have a 5- 30 minute response times with rarely anyone having to wait longer than that
            I cannot speak for large agencies that have other options. Our duty as 911 operaters is scene safety instructions for the caller until peace officer, fire unit or medics are on scene.R rather obviously, it does not take a extended response time unless the caller refuses to advise the location or type of incident that is ongoing.

          • Law Officer

            That’s not our magazine and you should read it. It refers to “one private person from another.” That is much different than a general statement that we have no burden to protect people.

          • ahaz

            Obviously you fail to understand what I said, the rulings that I provided or even the statement article made by a LE minded magazine. Police are not constitutionally mandated to protect any individual citizen…period. Police have been created to help maintain order and enforce law. But the fact of the matter is this. If a police officer happened to walk upon 2 adult males fighting in the street. And if the officer chose to stand there and do nothing while one male caused serious injury to the other. That officer would be shielded from criminal and civil liability under the two cases I mentioned. I know this and you know this and if your don’t then I believe that you’re possibly being disingenuous.

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