Sheriff Clarke Suspects LV Investigation Will Find That “Somebody Saw…”

David Clarke knows a few things about law enforcement. The former Sheriff of Milwaukee County spent four decades wearing a badge, and he just spoke out about the missing pieces in the Las Vegas shooting puzzle.

While appearing on “Fox & Friends” this week, Sheriff Clarke revealed that he believes witnesses have seen important evidence about the shooter’s plans and motives, but may not have realized it yet.

“I bet as this investigation goes on, we’ll learn that somebody saw some things, or heard some things that may have been relevant… but until then, it’s going to be a struggle,” he explained.

Clarke pointed out that in a nation with over 300 million residents, law enforcement can’t be everywhere… but he called on citizens to step up their observation skills and be increasingly aware of their surroundings.

“I’ve been in law enforcement for nearly 40 years, and I’m suspicious about everything,” he said. “And I can notice little things that go undetected to the average person who doesn’t live in that state of hyper-vigilance.”

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That type of tactical mindset doesn’t come overnight, but Clarke explained that one of the best tools to prevent future tragedies is observant people who don’t tune out the world around them.

“And it has to be an ongoing effort, not just after tragedies such as this,” the former sheriff said. ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

He asked citizens to trust their instincts and be more willing to talk to law enforcement about issues in their neighborhoods. “Something’s not right about this guy. Something’s not right about this house,” he gave as examples.

It’s a very strong point. For an operation that now appears to have been planned for weeks or months, it’s nearly impossible that nobody saw any clues that Stephen Paddock might have been up to no good.

Just as armed citizens help “fill the gaps” when police cannot instantly arrive, observant Americans can also be part of the solution toward reducing these kinds of tragedies.

Getting to know your neighbors and simply being in tune with the area where you live is good advice for a lot of reasons… and helping prevent deadly crime is definitely one of them.

H/T GOPTheDailyDose

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