Monday, November 20, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 04/11/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
NC town's chief can't shoot, loses gun and badge
NC town's police chief since 1999 fails shooting test, loses certification to carry gun, badge
By The Associated Press

RICHLANDS, N.C. (AP) ' The police chief of a North Carolina town has been prohibited from carrying a badge and gun because he couldn't shoot straight.

Police Chief Thomas Bennett was suspended as a law enforcement officer after failing his recent annual firearms qualification exam.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports (http://bit.ly/HxsaeC) that Bennett has been police chief in Richlands, near the Atlantic coast, since 1999 and plans to retire in July.



Bennett's suspended certification also means he cannot turn on the blue lights on a police cruiser or make a traffic stop.

Bennett says he is still able to perform job duties related to managing the police department.

Town Administrator Gregg Whitehead says Bennett has been asked to take the firearms test again.


Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines