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Texas Deputy Dismissed After Photographing Waitress With Patrol Rifle

August 21, 2009  | 

Midland County Sheriff deputies were fired, after they photographed a waitress holding their AR-15 patrol rifle. Photo via Midland County Sheriff's Office.

A Midland (Texas) County Sheriff's deputy was dismissed after he and four other deputies photographed a waitress holding one of their AR-15 patrol rifles while they were visiting a restaurant, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Midland Sheriff Gary Painter fired Deputy Daniel Subia, 30, and formally reprimanded three others.

On Aug. 10, Round Rock police were called to the Twin Peaks restaurant - where waitresses typically wear halter tops and short shorts - after an off-duty Manor police officer reported seeing a waitress holding what appeared to be a rifle in the parking lot. The deputies were taking photos as she held it.

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Comments (7)

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Retired Street Cop @ 8/10/2011 9:10 AM

I'll bet the snitch Manor cop is now wishing he hadn't made that call. Did he get promoted to IA?

jack broadhurst @ 12/8/2011 7:38 AM

Really? REALLY? Fire an officer for this? I wonder if the Sheriff can be honest and say he/she has been perfect his or her entire career...I bet not.

William @ 5/6/2012 1:53 PM

Of course they should be fired for this! Would they allow any other American citizen to sit on the trunk of their police car, holding an assault rifle as several uniformed officers take pictures?? Certainly not. This is why citizens do not FULLY trust their police departments.

PD @ 6/24/2012 11:11 PM

OF COURSE He should have been fired. First and foremost, you DO NOT hand your duty weapon over to ANYONE unless its another LEO who needs it. You certainly dont photograph it or allow the public to see this stupidity. There is a difference between a simple mistake and THIS.

Red Green @ 2/23/2013 2:25 PM

She can hold my gun anytime she wants...

Incunabulum @ 2/25/2013 3:00 PM

". . .holding their AR-15 patrol rifle"

Wait, why is a "patrol rifle" when the police have one and an "assault weapon" for the rest of us?

/k/ @ 2/26/2013 7:49 AM

ohh so the cops rifle is called a patrol rifle, while mine is an assault rifle....

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