Friday, August 22, 2008
[KY] Officer Walker arrested after "some physical touching" with "no serious injuries"
I see the respect for and accomplishment of Officer Walker here. Has his wife ever done anything good worth mentioning? Officer Walker is the chief's only shared concern, and the reporter's only focus. (Mrs. Walker is somebody too.)
POLICE OFFICER FACING CHARGES AFTER DOMESTIC INCIDENT
By Caton Breda
Aug 21, 2008
[Excerpts] A Jeffersontown police officer is facing assault charges after a domestic altercation with his wife... Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders says it has been a rough 36 hours for he and his men that started when they had to arrest one of their own. "According to state law, when you have a domestic violence or action, we shall take action and place the person under arrest. So we did that... During that dispute, there had been some physical touching, some contact between the two"... While no one was seriously injured, Walker has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the department's investigation. "Officer Walker is an exemplary officer. He has 26 letters of commendation in his file. He has not had any disciplinary action... The policemen are human beings. They have issues at home like anyone else and we're not exempt from that sort of thing, but it's disturbing, it's very unnerving, it's unfortunate," said Sanders. Sanders said that Walker, who also served previously with the Lexington Police, is an outstanding officer... Sanders says the case will be referred to a Civil Services Oversight Committee regardless of how the charges turn out. [Full article here]
KUDOS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR RESPONDING TO HER CALL AND FOLLOWING THE LAW EVEN THOUGH IT'S EVIDENT HOW GRIEVOUS AND DIFFICULT IT MUST BE TO CARRY THROUGH. IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, AND IT MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF SOME HEALING, AND ALLOW INTERVENTION IN A SITUATION THAT COULD HAVE GROWN WORSE. THE WALKER FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS.