BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY — Sheriff Michael Helmig issued a “call to action” to his constituents in Boone County, calling upon the concealed carriers and off-duty officers to continue to carry even off the job.
“I have reminded my current and retired Deputy Sheriffs of their responsibility to carry their firearms while off-duty,” Helmig’s open letter states.
For concealed carriers, Helmig reminded them on the Boone County Sheriff’s Facebook page to take their responsibility seriously.
“I would also like to remind the people who have applied, been trained, and issued a license to carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon (CCDW) that they also have a responsibility to carry their firearm, which they are proficient with, for the safety of themselves and others. It is also the responsibility of everyone to refresh themselves with the laws that govern the privilege and great responsibility that accompany being a CCDW license holder.”
There you have it. On the heels of other sheriffs across the country come the words that we all know to be true: a commitment to daily carry is what turns our common areas and homes from soft targets to contested ground for bad guys.
Matched with that commitment to carry everyday is also the responsibility of proper training, learning the law, and communicating with others effectively.
Any guesses how many other sheriffs out there are in favor of law-abiding citizens carrying responsibly?