An off duty Ada county sheriff’s deputy has proven that even after 21 years on the force coppers still do stupid things. He got caught packing heat–two pistolas–while riding the mechanical bull at a Boise saloon in July. It came to light this last week.
Bartenders spotted guns on their buckin patron and called the Boise coppers who–to their credit–wrote their fellow “professional” a ticket for packing heat on his hip while packing booze in his belly.
The matter is on hold in the court because the judge assigned to the case didn’t want to judge the lawman and disqualified himself.
Meanwhile Sheriff Gary Raney tells the STATESMAN the deputy was “punished,” but since it is a “personnel matter” citizens will never know the extent of the descipline. The sheriff didn’t have to disqualify himself. He came up with a quick guilty verdict and apparently imposed a sentence. Now let’s see if the courts do the same.
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