Beaver Falls code enforcement officers armed

Aug 20, 2008 Full story: Valley Tribune

If it's not the first municipality to do so, Beaver Falls has at least joined some rare company by allowing its code enforcement officers to carry handguns.

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WTF

Windber, PA

#1 Aug 21, 2008
WTF is up with this? We are going to have meeter mais with glocks and firemen with glocks.
Keith

Blue Bell, PA

#2 Aug 21, 2008
Code Enforcement Officers are law enforcement officers and recognized by the courts as such. Instead of enforcing the state's motor vehicle code and crimes code, they enforce the PA Uniform Building Code. Why should they not be able to protect themselves?

Since: Sep 08

Earth

#3 Sep 20, 2008
WTF wrote:
WTF is up with this? We are going to have meeter mais with glocks and firemen with glocks.
The bad guys have them. So why not.
JVP

Beaver Falls, PA

#4 Oct 29, 2008
Keith wrote:
Code Enforcement Officers are law enforcement officers and recognized by the courts as such. Instead of enforcing the state's motor vehicle code and crimes code, they enforce the PA Uniform Building Code. Why should they not be able to protect themselves?
Yes but Mr. Weatherly is a fireman, I hope he got some training in using that thing. He's a good guy though, doubt he will ever use it. Went to school with his son.

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