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05-07-06, 02:35 AM #1
Deputy fired for leaving post to make out with a drunk 19 yr old in a men's restroom
A volunteer Hillsborough sheriff's deputy left his post during January's Gasparilla parade and ended up making out with a girl in a nearby bathroom. He was fired early last month, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Thursday.
Thomas Harty, 37, a reserve deputy who had worked at the Sheriff's Office since May 2005, was on duty and in uniform during the Jan. 28 parade along Bayshore Boulevard.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said Harty left his assigned post to be with an "unknown, intoxicated 19-year-old female." They ended up inside the men's room on the eighth floor of the Bank of Tampa building, near the corner of Bayshore and Magnolia Avenue.
Carter said two employees there working observed Harty and the woman kissing in the bathroom and reported the incident.
Harty's position with the department was not a paid job. He wore a uniform and carried a gun but did not have arrest powers.
05-07-06, 02:52 AM #2Originally Posted by LawEnforcementForums
Uniform and gun but no arrest powers? What the hell is up with that?This message was brought to you by Tampons. We
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05-07-06, 02:58 AM #3katiemh Guest
Hmm... that is weird. I thought Hillsborough was like us.
ETA: Nevermind, just looked at their site... yeah, they have MUCH less training than ours, they're not fully LE certified. I can't believe they let them carry a gun without the full training. Frightening.
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05-07-06, 09:07 AM #4
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05-07-06, 12:31 PM #6Originally Posted by Big Sexy
That does sound weird, uniform, gun, no arrest powers. Of course, in this guy's case that's probably a good thing!When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)
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05-07-06, 01:07 PM #7Originally Posted by Big Sexy
05-07-06, 02:50 PM #8Originally Posted by ThisGlock40
And on top of that, how do you get fired from a volunteer job???
What did they say to him?? "We don't want your time anymore, please stop volunteering"??No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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