Halifax Militia seeking official recognition by county

Halifax Militia seeking official recognition by county

An unofficial organization in Halifax County — the Halifax Militia — is seeking official recognition. The Halifax County Board of Supervisors discussed adopting a resolution formally recognizing the militia at its Sept. 8 meeting. The vote on the resolution was tabled. Mitzi Thompson, commander of the Halifax County Militia, told The Gazette in a follow-up interview that she would like for the militia to have official recognition from the county government. 300×250 image ad “That way, they could notify us if they need our help, because we are a voluntary organization,” Thompson said. “We want to be able to bring something to the table that’s beneficial to our community.” The proposed resolution under consideration by the county’s board of supervisors supports opportunities for citizens to “assemble for recreational and civic purposes to train to arms to include, but not limited to, firearms safety training, marksmanship, first aid training and other training and activities that enhance the individual’s ability to defend himself, his family, his community; and the Militia’s ability to respond effectively to a crisis.” Thompson also answered questions about the Halifax County Militia’s role in the community in the follow-up interview. She explained the militia is designed to “supplement,” not take the place or do the job of, local law enforcement agencies, and respond to emergencies in the community such as natural disasters. “We’re not trying to be law enforcement officers. What we’re trying to do is create that supplement. We’re an extra pair of eyes. We’re extra […]

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