..."His service record was exemplary and his arrest comes as a shock to his peers and this administration. However, due to the nature of the charges and his role as a public servant who is sworn to protect and serve, he has been terminated from employment with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office"... Mueller thanked Gaffney police department officers and Chief Rick Turner for their professionalism and diligence in conducting the investigation...
Accountability is always restrengthening to see, and zero tolerance seems so clear, but for the family - especially the victims - the danger is not resolved. They are all in my prayers and my hope is that the department offers her options of guarded safety.
It's a painful decision to have to make, but this sheriff makes his department shine by making the right decision, regardless.
CHEROKEE CO. DEPUTY ARRESTED ON CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES
October 23, 2011
[Excerpts] On Sunday morning the Gaffney City Police Department was dispatched to the home of Christopher Paul Wyatt, a deputy of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, on a criminal domestic violence incident call involving his wife. Lieutenant Christopher Paul Wyatt was arrested and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for criminal domestic violence, high Aggravated in Nature... The Sheriff's Office says his service record was exemplary and his arrest comes as a shock to his peers and this administration. However due to the nature of the charges and his role as a public servant who is sworn to protect and serve he has been terminated from employment with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office as of 11:30am on October 23, 2011... [Full article here]
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