Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michelle Cook, in a Feb. 22 post on Twitter wrote "If you are a police officer and you think to yourself for even one second that you will not be able to run towards the gunfire. … please quit now. We won't be mad."
The tweet was made in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting in South Florida on Feb. 14. A school resource officer, Scot Peterson, was reportedly outside the building and did not enter it after the shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.