FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Police Captain Found Guilty of Illegal Bus Passing

April 27, 2011  | 

Capt. Bruce Thomas Gentry, 43, of the Smithfield (N.C.) Police Department, has been found guilty of illegally passing a stopped school bus in December.

Gentry received a 45-day suspended sentence, reports The Herald. He was issued the traffic citation on Dec. 17, when witnesses say he drove his police cruiser past a bus that was stopped and had its red lights on.

Misty Ricard, the mother of a 10-year-old boy who was crossing the street to board the bus, said she had to yell her son's name to prevent him from stepping out in front of Gentry's car. Once Ricard's son had boarded the bus, she followed the car and wrote down the license plate number on a gum wrapper. She identified Gentry as the driver in court.

Source: The Herald.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Union Balks at Chicago Mayor's Comment That Officers Are 'Fetal'
Chicago's police union is taking exception to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's description of Chicago...
Video: Suspect Drives Car at Phoenix Officer, Causes Injury
A Phoenix police officer is in the hospital after injuring his knee when a suspect drove...
Batts Stop-and-Frisk Document Missing, Baltimore PD Says
Documentation of a "stop and frisk" by former police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, which...
Video: Houston Officer Turns Tables on Attempted Ambush
A group of suspects targeted a veteran Houston police officer in an attempted ambush that...
Oklahoma Deputy to Donate Kidney to a Stranger
Dep. Paul Tucker with the Rogers County (OK) Sheriff's Office is donating one of his...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine