250.29 Duty of officer receiving order to provide emergency aid to civil authority; penalty for failure to comply.—Any officer receiving an order to provide emergency aid to a civil authority shall immediately notify the personnel under his or her command, and as soon as the troops can be assembled, proceed to the duty site. If responding to a civil disturbance, the officer, or the sheriff of the county or other law enforcement officer accompanying the officer, shall warn all such persons to desist and disperse and shall use the force necessary to restore peace and overcome resistance. Any officer who fails to comply with this section and any officer or enlisted person who is notified by his or her commanding officer and who fails to obey such order, unless prevented by physical disability, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and may also be punished as a court-martial directs.
History.—s. 33, ch. 8502, 1921; CGL 2045, 8124; s. 1, ch. 25112, 1949; s. 145, ch. 71-136; s. 6, ch. 91-139; s. 106, ch. 95-148; s. 24, ch. 2003-68.