Comments for: S. Portland deputy’s loaded gun, badge stolen from car

Posted Sept. 23, 2012, at 12:45 p.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND | South Portland police are investigating a series of car break-ins that included the theft of a loaded handgun and a badge from a sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle. Authorities say several motor vehicles were broken into early Friday morning, and that they have questioned a 21-year-old man about …

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  • Anonymous

    Wow- but WHY would ANYONE leave credit cards in a vehicle, even if it were locked??? Poor man, I bet he is frantic to get them back. There is massive work involved to get them cancelled and new ones issued. The gun and badge probably should not have been left there either – considering —–

    • Anonymous

      Ya ten minutes at the bank.

  • RJ

    Barney Fife alive & well?

    • Anonymous

      LOL.

    • Anonymous

       Nope, Enos from Dukes of Hazzard.

      • Anonymous

        those duke boys!

  • Anonymous

    He violated common sense.  Next thing he will be leaving the keys to the jail in there so that people can leave when they want.  Gun safety and protection are the core values of protection.

    • It’s not protection. It’s called PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILTY ! I saw this happen 1 time with a FBI’e getting caught up in a chase with only his cred’s. He had to ‘borrow’ a handgun, on the run, and still couldn’t hit the perp’ at 15 yards. The perp’ wound up shot, as he should have been having just committed armed robbery, but the FBI’e got 30 days on the street for not complying with Bureau policy. He was lucky. He could have been shot if the perp’ had decided to stop, turn and shoot it out.  

      • Anonymous

        Huh?  Make stuff up much?  “Borrow” a handgun?

        • Regretfully, yes. He was at a lunch with one of the IA people, the ‘headhunter’s’ when the call went out. They both ran, and lost their lunch (Who says there isin’t a God and justice  ?) when the FBI’e ‘suddenly’ realized he didn’t have his gun. When the IA guy went down to ‘heave’ the FBI’e grabbed his gun and charged off. By then the perp’ had gotten shot and was DOA. But the Shooting Review by the Bureau was not pretty. Like I said, he got 30 days on the street. And remember, this is your tax dollars at work.

      • Anonymous

        I saw that movie too. That was back in “88” or “89” wasn’t it.

  • Andy Dufresne

    duh duh duh derp derp

  • Anonymous

    Of course he did not violate any rules, he is a cop, they do not have rules

  • Anonymous

    Most if not all MAJOR law enforcement agencies require that their officers carry their weapon and LE credentials when off duty, since they are never really off duty.
    Not to Monday morning quaterback, being unfamiliar with Cumberland SO’s policy & procedures, I would hate to critcize the deputy for leaving said items in his vehicle.
    I would, on the other hand, state that common sense dictates that ANY LEO never leave said items in his vehicle, locked or not.
    Ya can’t take action with yer gun somewhere else.

  • Anonymous

    if there is no rule stating they can’t leave a loaded handgun in their vehicle then they certainly should get one now.

  • Andy Dufresne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg0kk11PnWo&feature=related

    press 3 on your keyboard when you load the video

    • Anonymous

      Dear Andy,

      I love the Shawshank Redemption and you know I’ve supported some of your posts, but I clicked on your link and I’ve come to the conclusion that you might need an intervention.  Get help.  You’re making NO sense. 

  • that sheriff was irresponsible and should terminated.

  • Kind of stupid to leave a loaded gun laying around for a kid to get a hold of.  Ain’t it?  Stupid is as stupid does, momma all ways said.

  • Anonymous

    As long as Barney still has his bullet in his shirt pocket, the unloaded gun left in his car should be no danger to the public.

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