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Deputy vs. Fire Hydrant


On October 6, a deputy sheriff's car was observed parked in front of a fire hydrant and partially blocking the sidewalk and road. It is well known that in non-emergency situations Law Enforcement must follow all the laws just like everyone else. The vehicle did not have its lights and sirens on and there appeared to be no emergency in the area. Was the deputy just stopping to buy some flowers because they missed a birthday? Or was this a sign of corruption within the Sheriff's Department?

When asked about the incident, Mayor Chiara Villanova, stated, "I don't believe that ascends to the level of corruption. I think it simply shows that one officer needs to be reminded of parking regulations. I can totally see that officer being put on parking check duty for a while. But I have no control over the Sheriff's Department. I will however support the Sheriff how ever she deems appropriate to deal with the incident."