Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was on-duty when he went to a charity hockey game, and was required to get rid of his gun due to arena non-carry policy. The guy is the county Sheriff, and he was ON-DUTY! Way to go Washington state.
“This is bureaucracy and bureaucrats run wild. I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” he told Fox 28. “It makes zero sense.”
Knezovich said he was told by security that he would have to take off the gun and leave it outside due to an arena policy. The arena’s website lists “weapons” as one of the prohibited items inside the facility.
“I can understand if we are off duty, if there’s liquor being sold there, I can understand that. But when you are on duty and representing the county at an event, I’ve just never heard anything like this,” Knezovich told Fox 28.
Tweeted by Patrick Erickson KHQ local reporter.
— Patrick Erickson KHQ (@patrickerickson) February 12, 2017