Cop shoots Fire Chief... in court! Because judge dismissed ticket!!!

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    Cop shoots Fire Chief... in court! Because judge dismissed ticket!!!

    Folks, you can't make this stuff up.

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    POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS ASST. FIRE CHIEF INSIDE COURTROOM

    FOLLOWING A STORY LINE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN written in the 19th century, a small-town cop pulled his gun and shot a man who just had his ticket thrown out by a judge, as well as a fellow officer who was accidentally shot in the finger.

    Jericho, Arkansas, is a tiny, rural town of about 150 souls that sits on a gravel road. The town hall/courthouse is a small, woodframe building that stands alone alongside a railroad track. And the Jericho Police Dept. has been under investigation by the state police for several weeks.

    On Thursday night the courthouse was packed while the judge heard the monthly traffic cases. Around 8 pm he threw out every single ticket that the PD had written during the entire month. This so enraged one of the police officers that he got into an argument with one of the defendants and then pulled out his service revolver and shot the community’s assistant fire chief in the back. The next day, the judge resigned.

    The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office says the Jericho Police Department’s been under investigation for weeks for allegedly writing tickets outside their jurisdiction and for things that are not crimes. Dep. Sheriff Martin says, “they write a large amount of traffic tickets, that’s one question that arose is are they trying to use this as a funding source of their city.” He also said that charges against the officer could be filed this week.
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    Holy crap - sounds like a scene out of Dukes of Hazard
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Folks, you can't make this stuff up.

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    POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS ASST. FIRE CHIEF INSIDE COURTROOM

    FOLLOWING A STORY LINE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN written in the 19th century, a small-town cop pulled his gun and shot a man who just had his ticket thrown out by a judge.

    Jericho, Arkansas, is a tiny, rural town of about 150 souls that sits on a gravel road. The town hall/courthouse is a small, woodframe building that stands alone alongside a railroad track. And the Jericho Police Dept. has been under investigation by the state police for several weeks.

    On Thursday night the courthouse was packed while the judge heard the monthly traffic cases. Around 8 pm he threw out every single ticket that the PD had written during the entire month. This so enraged one of the police officers that he got into an argument with one of the defendants and then pulled out his service revolver and shot the community’s assistant fire chief in the back. The next day, the judge resigned.

    The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office says the Jericho Police Department’s been under investigation for weeks for allegedly writing tickets outside their jurisdiction and for things that are not crimes. Dep. Sheriff Martin says, “they write a large amount of traffic tickets, that’s one question that arose is are they trying to use this as a funding source of their city.” He also said that charges against the officer could be filed this week.


    This is messed up on so many levels!

    a tiny, rural town of about 150 souls that sits on a gravel road
    First thought was Texas chainsaw massacre!
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    That’s fouled up like a soup sandwich!
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    Wow!

    So, assuming the tickets were bogus and were tossed for merit, why did the judge resign? Afraid for his life?

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    The judge was getting out while the getting was good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerinWstuff View Post
    Holy crap - sounds like a scene out of Dukes of Hazard
    HA! I could hear banjos while reading this...
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    I'm glad I don't live in their jurisdiction....
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    Sign the ticket or else Bubba,Next on Fox,Cops on Crack
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    ...and that's why we don't allow weapons in courtrooms, because emotions run high & why any exception for the police is idiotic and should be illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwhall57 View Post
    I'm glad I don't live in their jurisdiction....
    According to the article, that didn't matter
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    Folks, remember the thread by Duisberg, Back in America and Arrested?

    I wonder if Greene County where he had his incident, Crittenden County, Jerico, and Duisberg's unhappy experience aren't all interconnected by general locale and "culture?"

    Me thinks the Gov of Arkansas needs to send some real investigators to look into the locals.

    What I don't get is why the guy shot the assistant fire chief. You'd think his quarrel was with the judge.

    No one can make that stuff up. There's got to be a Hollywood movie to be made from this one.

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    Isn't Jericho the name of the town in Bruce Willis' blood laced movie "Last Man Standing"?
    Seems the population is similar....
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