"I've always talked to [my children] about safety and security in the house," he said, "Especially when I'm not at the house. I tell them that he has to protect his sister and mother."He taught his son well, because the 15 year old used what I presume to be an AR15 to add new orifices to one of the three home intruders. It's hard to argue with a guy protecting the home with a rifle!
I'm of the opinion that you don't leave your kids at home alone until they are responsible enough to defend it, and it looks as though this Deputy believes in the same.