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Ariz. Officer Asked Not to Wear Uniform at School

October 03, 2013  | 

A police officer who dropped off his daughter at her Phoenix elementary school was asked by the school's principal not to wear his uniform to the school because other parents were concerned that he was carrying a gun, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.

Scott Urkov is a police officer for the Coolidge Police Department. The department told him not to comment to media inquiries, but immediately after he received the no-uniform request, he posted on Facebook.

"Nothing like your kids school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun," he posted. "Are you freaking kidding me?"

Read the full Fox News story.


Comments (5)

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chuck @ 10/3/2013 6:55 PM

Thank you officer for what you do. I alsowant to thank the stupid liberals and the media for scaring the hell out of people as ith their stupid liberal bs.

[email protected] @ 10/3/2013 10:02 PM

Amazing how stupid some of these newcomers are. There was a time that a LE showing up at school was a neat experence, not a panic inducing event. Maybe if more of the saner parents would explain that a Officer at school is the last thing a slimeball would want to see. And I don't think Officer Urkov was not wearing a department patch. Blues, Stay Safe.

chris @ 10/4/2013 8:26 AM

"Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land"

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/5/2013 9:17 AM

In or out of uniform the Officer will be armed so what is the big deal?The Officer is required by their Department to be armed whether on or off duty. The school can suggest anything it wants but it cannot take any action on someone legally performing their duty in uniform whether they are going to or coming from work. But if they did I would love to sue that school system for federal civil rights violations. As for [email protected] making this into personal political fodder, he is way out of line.

Anon @ 12/9/2013 3:29 PM

The difference between the sheepdog and the wolves being in this case a badge, Chris?
At least, in this way, they are consistent with their paranoia. A uniform does not mean a person is not a threat, and it doesn't change the nature of the weapon either.
Incidentally, I remember my high school safety officer doing Casual Friday with plainclothes and a cowhide holster.

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