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.
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