Saturday, March 14, 2009
The 2009 edition of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department calendar is the talk of the town after some say one of the deputies was giving the finger to the camera.
It looks like one deputy is sending the wrong message with his finger. The deputy right next to him also appears to be trying to make the same gesture, but he doesn't commit.
"I honestly don't think it was intentional for anyone of the guys. Both of them have been good friends of mine," said Lincoln County Sheriff Jerry Bowman.
But, he ordered both men to collect all of the calendars from the community and cover up the fingers in question with black markers.
"We gathered up all the calendars, we brought (the calendars) back in and these two guys on their time corrected it with the Sharpie," said Bowman. They blacked out part of their fingers and redistributed."
400 calendars were printed and distributed, so it wasn't easy for the deputies to find all of them and make the corrections.
"I guarantee the next picture it will be a little more scrutinized," said Bowman. "I don't think this will happen again."
Sheriff Bowman says he'll look over next year's picture carefully to make sure it's perfect before it goes to print.
A Dallas police officer was arrested on Saturday for intoxication assault, police said.
Officer Jeffrey Fowler, who was assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division, was off duty, when he was involved in a two-vehicle accident at Midway Road and Bonham Street.
Investigating officers determined Officer Fowler was drunk and arrested him.
A passenger in the Officer Fowler's vehicle was seriously injured and taken to Parkland Hospital.
No other individuals were injured.
Officer Fowler has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.