Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1975 NO. 16 > Feb 18 1975

(1) A state patrolman, county sheriff or deputy sheriff, city policeman, town marshal or other law enforcement officer need not actually be on duty as such in order to be exempt, under RCW 9.41.060, from the prohibition in RCW 9.41.050 against carrying a pistol concealed on his person without a license. (2) The exemption of RCW 9.41.060 is applicable both to law enforcement officers of our own state and its political subdivisions and to those from other states and municipalities.