Thursday, January 7, 2010
Guest Editor-Blogger, Anonymous has this to say on the Sighting near Carpenderville:
I think this incident is HIGHLY unusual, especially for a law enforcement officer. When they discharge their firearm there is a formal investigation with findings made on the decision to fire. I hope that Linda personally knows the deputy because the manner that the reporting person (deputy) explains the incident seems too "matter of fact" for a law enforcement professional.
When the deputy fired his gun, he knew he would have to immediately report the incident to a commander and the department would start an official investigation. The manner that it was explained, that he seemed surprised he had to respond to Gold Beach doesn't make sense.
Stating that he had to go to a psychologist also doesn't make sense. When an officer fires his weapon the subsequent investigation can take weeks, not days. The subsequent decision is weeks later. If the deputy doesn't agree with the order, he can appeal. Knowing this occurred just before the holidays means it would've taken even more time to come down with conclusions, decisions and orders, not even including appeals. The order to seek a psychologist is possible, but, not that quickly. Governmental agencies move much, much slower then that!!
This doesn't add up!
Anonymous, first of all thank you for your comment. On this blog we have several Oregon police officers who have reported a Bigfoot sighting. Each one of them has been asked to take a paid leave until a doctor checked him out. The sighting account was a casual rambling of what happened to him; it was not an official report and so does not come across as one. Gold Beach, Oregon is a small town, things may get done quicker there.