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Greg Moawad, the Director of the  Oregon Health & Science University Police, and former Prosecutor has led the drive to arm his Police Officers. Far not, they will get an additional 130-hour supplemental training course. Their focus will be to do everything possible so that the officer's don't use their weapons.

Moawad said he will prepare the officers to communicate and de-escalate violent situations, and firearms will be the last resort..   What could go wrong here......Really, is this what we are coming to now.

They had "One" incident where a man threatened to shoot Medical personnel and it took 14 minutes for the Portland Police to get there, so OHSU President Joe Robertson decided it was time to arm the campus police.

I should mention the VA hospital is right next to OHSU and the campuses are entwined to a certain degree. So any PTSD Veterans will be in the mix with this arrangement. Oh man, it just is beyond belief as to what they are thinking.

Here is a link:

The Gun folks couldn't be happier. More guns means we will be safer of course.

I am a disabled Vet but will be visiting the clinic just north of here now in Vancouver. I also have worked in ER's for years and I am not sure having armed guards around is the best idea. I do know that Security goes through a lot of personnel, so...AAHHHHHHH!!! How long before we see the headline that an ER Doctor was accidentally shot.

Among the different things going through my mind is how much this will cost the Hospital to insure this Armed force? OHSU alos gets a lot of funding from donations, I wonder how this will go over with those who are contributing?

When will the madness stop...barbed wire and check points next?

Originally posted to lynn47 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM PDT.

Also republished by PDX Metro.

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