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Uniformed police officers are not welcome at one Arizona school.
One police officer will no longer be able to take his daughter to school in Phoenix, Arizona, while in uniform, as he was asked by the principal not to come to the school dressed in his uniform.
When he asked for an explanation for the bizarre request, the officer was told that other parents were concerned about him carrying a firearm.
Scott Urkov, who is a police officer at the Coolidge Police Department, was shocked with the request, and vented his frustration on Facebook:
"Nothing like your kid's 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, Are you freaking kidding me?" he wrote.
A spokesperson for the school said that some parents expressed concern about seeing a police officer with his weapon on school grounds. The spokesperson apologized that perhaps Urkov took the discussion the wrong way.
"It was not the intention of the principal to offend the officer," she said.
Seems like people don’t have much respect for police officers anymore. People do not seem know what officers do for the community other than throwing people in jail.
School officials invited the officer to a special assembly to talk about what police officers do for the community.