250.30 Orders of civil authorities; tactical direction of troops; efforts to disperse before attack.—When an armed force is called out in aid of the civil authorities, the orders of the civil officer or officers may extend to a direction of the general or specific objects to be accomplished and the duration of service by the Florida National Guard, but the tactical direction of the troops, the kind and extent of force to be used, and the particular means to be employed to accomplish the objects specified by the civil officers, are left solely to the officers of the Florida National Guard. Every endeavor consistent with the preservation of life and property must be made, both by the civil officers and officers commanding the troops, to induce rioters or persons lawlessly assembled to disperse before an attack is made upon them by which their lives may be endangered.
History.—s. 34, ch. 8502, 1921; CGL 2046; s. 1, ch. 25112, 1949; s. 25, ch. 2003-68.