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Heated Exchange Between Sheriff and Cop

Benton County (Ark.) Sheriff Keith Ferguson exchanged tense words Saturday with a Bentonville Police officer who pulled him over to ask about an improper license plate. Source: 5NEWS. Read the full story here.

July 03, 2012

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JJ @ 7/3/2012 7:59 PM

The young officer should have said, "good afternoon" and left before asking the Sheriff dumb questions after being told it was a county vehicle.

michael @ 7/3/2012 10:31 PM

The cop blew it when he told the sheriff " I recognize you sir," that should have been it. The officer was being an AH asking for the insurance and reg.
Learn how to handle contact with other LEO, especially the SHERIFF of your county............. what an idiot.

Clint @ 7/3/2012 11:05 PM


Kenneth @ 7/4/2012 8:17 AM

Apparently the young officer has no clue about how fleets of automobiles are insured by one policy. If I had stopped the sheriff I would have pointed out to him about the lack of a tag FYI, and shook his hand and said 'have a great day'.... professional courtesy.

Roaddog0255 @ 7/4/2012 12:27 PM

Shame on Bentonville Ark. PD. That Chief needs to clean house or explain why this was handed to the media. Rediculous! Asking for proof of insurance on a govt vehicle, what a buffoon!

Dan B @ 7/5/2012 7:01 AM

I heard or saw nothing that proved it was a government vehicle. Don't be so quick to judge the young officer.

DB @ 7/5/2012 7:34 AM

Oh man ... a simple explanation about the sticker to the Chief LE Officer of the county and have a nice day. What an f-tard.

Steve @ 7/5/2012 8:07 AM

I'm with you on this one Dan B. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the officer stopping this vehicle, whether he knew the driver or not or if the driver was a LEO or not. A simple questioning of circumstances by the officer and civil response by sheriff would have educated the officer and made the sheriff, who evidently thinks he's too good to be pulled over, a lot more professional looking. There was obviously an explaination for all this, so what's wrong with giving it? All that came out of this was the news media having something negative to report about law enforcement and we don't need that.

mike @ 7/8/2012 7:33 AM

Why/How did this get released to the media? Must be more going on than a sticker violations. Maybe some "bad blood" between them. How stupid, it's bad enough we (cops) have to put up with crap from the public making us look bad, but now we are selling each other out for a little spotlight in the media. I hope that old Sherriff put a boot up that deputy's ass.

John R. fonseca @ 12/13/2012 7:49 PM

There was nothing wrong with the stop, but once the officer realized that it was an LEO (no less THE SHERIFF) he should have said, "Sorry sir. Have a nice day and stay safe." That should have been it...

Sgt. Mike @ 4/4/2013 5:13 AM

Lots ado about nothing.

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