Defective Detective…..

Manatee County Sheriff’s office reported the theft of a Glock firearm, ammon, estimated at 25 to 75 rounds, handcuffs, and other stuff.  The interesting thing is that there was no signs of forced entry to his black 2012 Toyota Tundra that we parked at his residence…

My question is : why did he leave these item in his truck, and did he lock it?

While there does not seem to be  a whole lot of this type thing going on there was, for example, a Manatee Deputy who got weapons, described as an M-16, vest, ammo and other stuff stolen from his patrol vehicle, which was parked at his home in Sarasota.

So.  What are they thinking?


That Joe Guy.


By Joseph Bowen

Ex SSgt in Air Force Security Police... I had 10 years of active duty and inactive reserve. I have a total of 20 years, includes Air Force SP, security experience. I also worked 8 years and 4 months in the Garden Center of the Sarasota Cattleman Walmart. I also took the CCNA class at Sarasota Vo-Tech, when it was still called that. I am now, since 2010 a caregiver for my Mother. While I am now a registered Republican I am more likely to vote for whichever person I believe will do a better job.. In the last presidential elections I voted Libertarian, as I the two main choices seemed to be between lying crook, or an uncouth babler who could not be trusted.

1 comment

  1. The Police, contrary to popular opinion, are human — just like most of the rest of us. They forget stuff too! Those items taken in the two instances described should NOT have been left out of doors — even in a personal or patrol vehicle. They are always a lot safer when they are WITH you! My Father was an NYC Police Officer for over 20 years, and his weapon (.38 Police Spl.) WAS ALWAYS locked up inside a drawer in HIS bedroom — never in a common room, and NEVER loaded! The ammo was always in a belt pouch in a different drawer. A pain to get to in a hurry? Maybe. But for it to be stolen a thief would have to go through a lot of trouble — including my Father (6’4″, 250 lbs.). He never left even his “billy club” in the squad car, or laid it down where someone could get to it. It was ALWAYS in his belt! There are any number of old time sayin gs to describe this, but this one works for me: BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY.
    In the cases described at the outset of this, the people who might turn out to be really sorry are the Officers whose guns might be used to harm other people… or businesses… or anywhere a gun could be used — including domestic violence. My Cousin was also a NYC Police Officer —‚ Deputy Chief Inspector, Head of SES (Special Events Squad), etc. He would be appaled to hear of such negligence, and would probably suspend those responsible without pay (at least).
    Those situations might seem at first somewhat funny; maybe costly in the amount of dollars to replace them. But those are NOT the point. The point is responsibility — to yourself and to the people you are sworn to protect. Lead by example. Secure your firearms. Keep them hidden and safe from prying eyes — especially children!! — and no harm should befall anyone…
    Thanks for reading a good point brought up by by That Guy I Know…


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