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Old 07-10-2016, 03:22 PM
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Can someone tell me why there are armed Sumter county sheriff deputies inside the church during mass???

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I'll take a guess. They are worshipping.
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I actually asked an officer a few weeks ago. He said something to the effect that it was out of an abundance of caution, coming from the "higher ups", which I took to mean the Bishop. However, in retrospect it could also have meant *their*bosses. I think they started coming after the Pope spoke out on some social issues. Next week, you can ask them yourself. They are pretty open.
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Can someone tell me why there are armed Sumter county sheriff deputies inside the church during mass???
Out of curiosity is this church the " Only " one with police presence. Now in this very small area there are many,many places of worship that means we may want to consider hiring more police officers or try to reduce the amount of sinners or would be sinners..
Actually my first thought was they were asked to guard the collection. But..silly me

This idea of having a police officer(s) present is well beyond stupidity.
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Perhaps getting in out of the weather before returning outside to direct traffic?
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Can someone tell me why there are armed Sumter county sheriff deputies inside the church during mass???


Maybe they are Catholic and attending Mass. I've seen policemen in church since I was a little kid. You were more likely to see it if you grew up in a city, I think.


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Maybe they were attending Mass for spiritual healing due to Dallas. Were they standing at the back, like guards, or in a pew?
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[QUOTE=600th Photo Sq;1252341]Out of curiosity is this church the " Only " one with police presence. Now in this very small area there are many,many places of worship that means we may want to consider hiring more police officers or try to reduce the amount of sinners or would be sinners..
Actually my first thought was they were asked to guard the collection. But..silly me

This idea of having a police officer(s) present is well beyond stupidity.[/QUOTE]

As is your comment. Why would you think a church is immune to violence? Maybe they were worshiping. Maybe there was a threat made on the church.
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