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Fla. Deputies Fired for 'Extreme Loafing'

May 02, 2012  | 

A sergeant and three deputies with the Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office have been fired for "extreme loafing and idling" that cheated taxpayers and endangered public safety.

The deputies responded to radio calls, but also disconnected GPS trackers in their patrol cars and didn't patrol or initiatve law enforcement work for hours at a time.

The three fired deputies wasted the equivalent of 105 eight-hour workdays, reports the Ledger.

Tags: GPS, Florida, Officer Fired


Comments (4)

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Glen @ 5/3/2012 4:38 PM

Glad to see them let go. I get real tired of hand-slapping. It would have been defensible had they not disabled their trackers. That showed an intent to get away with their planned slacking, or who knows what else.

SharpShooter58 @ 5/4/2012 8:38 AM

Disabling the GPS in our vehicles is enough to get you suspended alone and, depending on your 'history' could get you terminated. Those antennas are there for a reason and don't always work anyway. GOD forbid I'm out on traffic and the dispatcher did not get my location clearly and it goes south before my correct location os known. Backup? What backup? They don't know where I am.

Random @ 5/5/2012 2:44 AM

About 40% of all security I have met would salivate at the opportunity to actively participate as a LEO. Their slacking is making someone's dream come true.

Charlie @ 5/5/2012 5:24 PM

We have the same problem in my county, I have seen them asleep in the car while set up for radar (2hrs), and sitting down at a river access while a major accident just happened 500 yrds away from them & just sat there waiting for units on the other side of the county to respond.

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