Monday, August 06, 2012

Your tax dollars at work

Or at play, depending on how you look at this.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of an off-duty deputy in his home. However, the incident, initially, is being called “accidental.”

The deputy, who works as a detention officer at the Bexar County jail, was celebrating his 26th birthday when he was shot, according to sheriff’s investigators at the scene.


[Sgt. Louis] Antu said the deputy was in a bedroom of the home in the 2300 block of Marilyn Kay Street when he was shot in the hand with a shotgun, nearly severing his index finger.

The shooting happened during the deputy’s birthday party, and there were several people in the home at the time, including other off-duty detention officers, deputies and dispatchers, Antu said.

Because some of the party guests had been drinking alcohol, detectives, at first, had difficulty in getting information.


San Antonio Police Department records show at least two other calls at the home.

Police officers investigated a burglary at the deputy’s home in late July. In January, someone at that address suffered a drug overdose, police said.
(from KSAT-12)

Work hard, play hard. And all that.

Say, isn't the sheriff's job an elected position?


Fowl Ideas said...

Politicians aren't the problem. Voters are the problem.

Albatross said...

No, politicians are the problem first and foremost. If you get the choice of voting for a piece of shit or a heap of dung, you can't be blamed for picking the least smelly one.

Or, if you vote for a flower bed and the manure pushes out between the stems at a later date, you can't really be blamed for that either.

Sometimes voters pick the worst candidate to start with, but many times they don't have a real choice in the first place, especially in local races. The best they can do is hope for a better option the next time around.