Deputy sheriff enters IRS office to ask a question & guard pulls gun on him

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Things that can get you killed these days!

Lucas County Sheriff’s deputy Alan Gaston entered a local IRS office in full uniform with his badge and firearm visible. He only wanted to ask a question. A deputy came over to him and told him to disarm since it was a gun-free zone. Deputy Gaston explained he can’t disarm while on duty.

The conversation ends abruptly as the guard points a gun at the deputy’s back. Gaston vividly remembers “that” moment.

“Basically preparing myself to be shot at that moment. Bracing for a shot in my back,” said Gaston.

He only wanted to ask a question.

That’s when he decided to leave to de-escalate the situation. He also wanted to get away from the other people so they wouldn’t also be shot. The deputy followed him to the elevator with gun drawn. As the deputy got into the elevator, the security guard tried to grab him to arrest him but Gaston is a defense trainer so that didn’t work for the enthusiastic security guard.

The guard went from 0 to 100 in a second, Gaston said.

Employees called police but didn’t bother to tell them the person who came in armed was obviously law enforcement.

As it happens, the guard, the radically eager Seth Eklund, is facing a charge of aggravated menacing and the deputy is on medical leave for stress after thinking Eklund was going to kill him.

Gaston is suing the IRS.


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Jac
Jac
2 years ago

Amazingly the video was clipped, the sheriff is standing close to the guard & then appears by and exiting the door. I watched the non-clipped video. The sheriff in fact put his hand on his pistol. This is body langauge… when an officer feels threatened or a armed guard, they position themselves into ‘ready position’ …also, averred fact by the female officer who questioned the armed guard. The legal system will make an example out of the guard who overreacted because he was enforcing federal weapons law & the Sheriff was on personal business not official business, the video displayed felt the Sheriff, who placed his hand on his service pistol. The guard will need an excellent lawyer to question the Sheriff in court.

Guy M Daley
Guy M Daley
2 years ago
Reply to  Jac

No he doesn’t need an excellent lawyer. I posted separately on a different comment that “qualified” law enforcement officers are NOT allowed (that means agaisnt the law) to enter federal premises ARMED. This can be easily verified on the internet through a search engine search. Hell no need. I’ll already posted the thread IN THIS COMMENT SECTION.

Greg
Greg
3 years ago

To Guy Daley’s latest.

Are you REALLY THAT IGNORANT. I’ve had MANY jobs with a paid lunchtime, And, used that time for errands. Your bigotry is on full display and, in typical fashion, resort to profane insults in an act of desperation.

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

18 U.S. Code § 930.Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities
(a) Except as provided in subsection (d), whoever knowingly possesses or causes to be present a firearmor other dangerous weapon in a Federal facility (other than a Federal court facility), or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both…
(d)Subsection (a) shall not apply to—
(1)
the lawful performance of official duties by an officer, agent, or employee of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision thereof, who is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of any violation of law;
(2)
the possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon by a Federal official or a member of the Armed Forces if such possession is authorized by law; or
(3)
the lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes.

EBXFILE
EBXFILE
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

There I guess that settles it. Not so sure the deputy will get out of this Not knowing the law is no excuse. Even if there are ten thousand plus laws and you can read your a cop Lead by example. Still want to see the letter you got from the IRS all my correspondence with the IRS has a telephone number. Maybe it was one of those scam letters that he was taking there for the IRS to look at? Because they look so real! Maybe I should take my gun over to the police station and ask them to see if it’s real? Oh wait I wonder if the sign on the door is referring to me. Maybe no because they all have gun and bullet proof vests! Ill do it on my lunch hour! Like the resy of us you get your day in court

Federal employee
Federal employee
2 years ago
Reply to  EBXFILE

Are you really this ignorante?
He was on duty and that’s not a federal building retard.
As a county sheriff on duty he didnt have to put his weapon nowhere but maybe up the arse of him and u

Guy M Daley
Guy M Daley
2 years ago

He’s not on duty when he’s performing personal business. According to your convoluted logic, the moment he puts his uniform on in the morning, he’s “on duty”. That’s a lie and you’re a liar. Congratulations, you’re qualified for politics.

Guy M Daley
Guy M Daley
2 years ago

Can a police officer carry a gun in a federal building?

Qualified officers may not carry concealed weapons onto aircraft under the act. They also cannot carry firearms into federal buildings or onto federal property. … Of course, this federal statute will not change the fact that it is unlawful to carry a firearm into federal buildings, even in a national park.Jan 1, 2011
Off-Duty Officers and Firearms – FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

https://leb.fbi.gov/articles/legal…/legal-digest-off-duty-officers-and-firearms

Which begs the question. Why is it so important for you to lie when you’re simply uninformed? I figure the odds of you apologizing are zero because lying is of the UTMOST importance to you.

Federal employee
Federal employee
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Einstein its not a federal building, AND it stil doesnt negate that fact that he is a deputysheriff with every right to be there and his gun too. Dipshit

Guy M Daley
Guy M Daley
2 years ago

If the IRS leases an office building, then it’s considered federal property. Yeah, Einstein, that’s why they get to impose their own rules and regs on visitors and the owner of the building signs off on it or doesn’t get the lease. Oh you’re so brilliant. You sure showed me. Now make an @ss of yourself, somewhere else.

The Gentle Grizzly
3 years ago

Question about the security guard: was he the one that extorted lunch money on the playground? Or, was he the one it was extorted from?

I am far from a badge-licker, but, aside from 2nd Amendment issues, the sheriff was in middle of a shift and went in to ask a question. He’s obviously a LEO, so, the “security” “guard” should have exercised some common sense.

The Deputy was in the right. The fact that the peasantry, or as law enforcement calls us, “civilians”, are not allowed to carry in a federal building is another discussion; one that needs having. For now, that privilege is restricted to thick-headed “security” “guards” and bad guys.

That guard is nothing but a variation on the theme of the “security” “guard” confronting Brendan Kavanagh about playing a public piano in a public shopping mall. It’s on YouTube, where you can witness unformed stupidity at its finest. https://youtu.be/xwF9M-jyNEE

bobjones77
3 years ago

The security guard looks like the guy who got all the snuggies by the football team in high school.