Indiana officials are welcoming Chicago police officers who refuse to comply with that city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, with Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) telling the law enforcement workers they “deserve the utmost respect.” “Those who dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our nation’s citizens deserve the utmost respect,” Braun posted on Twitter on Oct. 22. “Come work in Indiana!” “My office has already heard from many Chicago police interested in serving Hoosiers,” Braun said in another post. The warm Hoosier welcome comes as Chicago’s police union and the city continues to clash over COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Officers were required to upload their vaccination status by Oct. 15; those who didn’t comply were placed on unpaid leave. Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara has encouraged officers not to comply with the mandates. Catanzara rallied officers and other city workers outside City Hall on Oct. 25 to oppose Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate …


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