Officer Wade Davis is not one of them. In a Facebook posting, Davis wrote the following:
Yet Obama is coming to our city, using the DPD’s Academy as a stage in order to push his legislation violating the second amendment. Truly a sad day for this department, city and state.
Another Officer, Danny Veith, wrote on Facebook:
I am thinking about being on the sidewalk outside the Academy, on Wednesday, holding a sign that says something like “I’m a Real Cop Supporting the 2nd Amendment.” Anyone want to join me?
Jackson said the Denver Police Academy was selected as the venue for the Obama appearance because of its convenient location and size that could accomodate a large gathering. Jackson declined to discuss the political ramifications of DPD officers standing behind the president during his speech.
Following the Denver appearance, Obama will head to California where he is scheduled to appear at Democratic fundraisers Wednesday and Thursday.
- Written by Brian Maass for CBSDenver.com