Utah Officer Fired For Pulling Over Mayor’s Son, Outrage Follows

October 29, 2009

Utah (ChattahBox) – The small town of Stockton has a five officer police team, which has not been reduced to four after the Mayor of the town fired an officer for pulling over his son.

Cpl. Joshua Rowellhad pulled over the man, 29-year-old Jared Rydalch, for failing to make an appropriate stop. He then found the man had no driver’s license, and so offering him a small citation for the offense.

Rydalch told him he was looking for his dog, and asked Rowellhad to tell the other officers not to pull him over, but the officer refused.

Twenty minutes later he saw the Cheif of Police being yelled at by Mayor Rydalch. The mayor had fired the officer for pulling over his son.

“I tried to defend myself and say, ‘First of all, look, he was breaking the law. Second of all, I didn’t know he was your son,'” the officer said.

The move has caused outrage all over the small town. The counsel has stood behind the young officer, and citizens have actually been attempting to change their ballots for the upcoming election.

Not only has the mayor failed to comment on the incident, but he is, laughably, running the ‘investigation’ into what happened.

A town hall meeting has been scheduled to decide on what to do.

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2 Responses to “Utah Officer Fired For Pulling Over Mayor’s Son, Outrage Follows”

  1. Old Man Dotes on October 29th, 2009 1:20 pm

    Three words, Mayor Rydalch: “tar and feathers.” You’ve worked for it, you’ve earned it, and it looks like the citizens of Stockton are going to give it to you.

  2. dsi r4 on November 23rd, 2009 5:40 am

    Why wait for the election? Certainly an abuse of power this egregious should be grounds to have the mayor removed from office immediately.

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