As Twitchy sister-site Hot Air reported this weekend, “the staffing situation at the Seattle Police Department has reached such a dire level that they have declared a ‘stage three’ emergency condition.”

Jazz Shaw reports:

The timing couldn’t be worse because the deadline is approaching on Monday for all police officers to obey the executive mandate that they receive the COVID vaccine or be placed on extended leave without pay. To date, 98 officers are in the process of seeking exemptions. Another 186 haven’t turned in any paperwork regarding their vaccination status. Since exemptions have rarely been granted, this potentially puts the city at risk of losing more than 250 additional officers this week, and they simply can’t absorb that sort of loss.

We’ve never heard of Malcontent News, but they seem pretty upset that uniformed Seattle police officers had allegedly been spotted giving thumbs-up signs and honking in support of an “anti-vax” protest at City Hall.

Never fear … the Seattle Police Department has replied to Malcontent News and assured them they’ve forwarded their tweet to the Office of Police Accountability.

Trigger warning: Here’s a photo of that Seattle police cruiser flying the Gadsden flag: