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Sidenote: In case folks are still questioning whether or not neighborhood watchmen can carry hand guns while on patrol, according to this article pertaining to the neighborhood watch group Zimmerman belonged to, it makes clear that hand guns are not authorized while on watch patrol.
The shooting death of unarmed Trayvon Martin, 17, by the leader of a Sanford neighborhood watch group is a case where the boundary between law enforcement and everyday citizen on patrol may have been overstepped.
As they monitor coverage of that case and the many investigations it has spawned, members of local neighborhood watch and community patrol groups in Ocala and Marion County reiterate a basic fact: Their role is to serve only as trusty sidekicks to the men and women who carry firearms and make arrests.
"We are basically the eyes and ears for the Sheriff's Office and act as a deterrent by having a presence on the streets of our neighborhood," said Gary Radoff, a member of the On Top of the World community patrol group.
Experts say George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, violated many policies and protocols that neighborhood watch members nationwide follow. The cardinal one: Don't carry a gun while on patrol.