It's a fine edged sword Lyle. My brother recently retired with 30 years as a PCSO. The only place he open carried was at work, the gun shop, or the range. Never in public, or even family get togethers (and we are ALL shooters - the girls are really good).
Is there a reason he doesn't open carry? I'll ask him.
Federal Offense (Way) officers were actually given a course in open carry a few years back. Open carry is legal here, but I'll let you interpret the law.
Pay close attention to the wording.