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Gila County Jail Facility, Globe, AZ

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Officer reprimanded for not revealing he’d been drinking

Investigation concludes sergeant violated policy, but didn’t mishandle dangerous chase and shoot-out with murder suspect

A Gila County sheriff’s sergeant involved in a shoot-out got a slap on the wrist earlier this month for failing to tell his supervisor he had been drinking before being called out from home to help look for a wanted fugitive at Roosevelt Lake.

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Deputy in shoot-out had alcohol at home

Sheriff’s sergeant faces questions about drinking off duty before he was called in from home for fugitive search

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is grappling with questions about when a deputy can drink even off duty after a sergeant admitted he had been drinking before being called in from home to help search for a fugitive last weekend.

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