Sit Down When Shots Are Fired

An actual sign which is posted on the wall in the main yard of the Thomson Correctional Centre in Thomson, Illinois:

That’s a sign I bet the Brady campaign could really get behind. In real life I’d recommend finding cover, then possibly returning fire depending on the situation.



B. H. R. September 23, 2010 at 08:01 am

I’ve driven past that facility quite frequently. I have family in the area and they say it is mostly empty.

Vin September 23, 2010 at 09:54 am

As a CO myself… that is probably one of the best thing an inmate or detainee can do should a tower or perimeter officer starts shooting. They cant (well.. probably wont :)) be confused for an aggressive/fleeing felon.

Now.. for the rest of us, I agree entirely with your cover, assess, and return fire mentality :}

Philip September 23, 2010 at 10:35 am

It’s supposed to read “Sit down and enjoy the show when shots are fired”

Drew September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

?Is where to get one for a sign collector.

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