Just saw this on a local news page. The story says that firefighters were offered the meat too. I wonder if they got administratively charged, or if they didn't take any of the meat? My department policy is very clear on this sort of thing, but I don't know about Paducah PD's policies.

Paducah (AP) Six western Kentucky police officers have been suspended and two were demoted over taking thousands of dollars of meat taken from a wrecked tractor-trailer truck.

Paducah Police Chief Randy Bratton says the officers took more than 550 pounds of meat, valued at approximately three-thousand dollars.

The officers were punished with unpaid suspensions ranging from one to 30 days.

All six will also receive ethics training.

After the September 20th wreck within the city limits, a Hartman Truck and Wrecker Service employee offered the meat to police and firefighters, saying that he had been told it was going to be destroyed.

Information from: The Paducah Sun