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"We saw the a OC Sheriff car pull up so we all took out our camera-phones right away, anticipating trouble. This officer gets out of his car, waves to us, and walks right over. He shakes all of our hands, introduces himself, and states his purpose for walking over to us. (Somebody got scared and called).
He never asked us to disarm, never threatened us, never asked for our names or identification. I think I can speak for everyone in the group that it was an honor to meet this man. This is what we need to see from police officers everywhere! "
(UPDATE: If you would like to send Sargent Pagent #121 a email commending him for his professionalism : firstname.lastname@example.org)
Overview of this video ...
On 8-3-13 www.opencarrytexas.org had a positive open carry rifle event at the Ft. Worth stockyards. After the event it was asked if we would do a Wal-Mart event. We did 2. One in Waco and one in Temple. This is the police interaction from the Waco Tx Walmart event.
... So on the way back to home base, we contacted Walmart and was told that the company policy was to abide by all State/fed/local laws etc. We informed the manager of what we were going to do ... and was told if it was legal it was fine. ( I don't think she thought we were serious!)
Then things got better, We contacted Waco PD to give a courtesy call in to let them know what we were doing. We got a quick call back from Sargent Pagent Badge #121 and spoke to him about what we were doing. He was very knowledgeable of the laws and covered 42.01 (a) 8 on the phone with us. We noticed by the composure of the phone call that Sarg. Pagent was a officer that upheld the oaths he took and invited him to meet us in the parking lot before we went into Walmart.
It is becoming rare in todays time that you meet a true Peace Officer/Oathkeeper. The Sargent understood that open carry of a long gun was unregulated in Tx and he preformed his duty's like a true Peace Officer should by his actions with our little event.
We were not harassed, we were not subject to identifying, we were not detained. We took the initiative to show respect and notify our actions to the officer and he returned the respect to us.
... if we could just have more Officers like Sargent Pagent #121