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Off-Duty Malvern Police Officer Arrested for Possessing Firearm on School Campus

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shadow_officer

over 1 year ago

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Source: kark.com


April 16, 2013


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    TM17931

    over 1 year ago

    1024 Comments

    Pays to read into what "really" happened. Got it

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    Irishcop1961

    over 1 year ago

    51044 Comments

    Thanks for the whole story mpls2450.

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    rafaelmorales

    over 1 year ago

    2994 Comments

    i cant underst and Y only on duty officers can carry thier firearms.In NYC we run the schoolsafety agents that are in our schools and they dont carry firearms. We are allowed into any school with our guns. They need to change that rule over there.

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    snhadley

    over 1 year ago

    1278 Comments

    Whoa, "Only on duty off can carry", idgets abound!!!!

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    snhadley

    over 1 year ago

    1278 Comments

    Ok, now that clears that up!

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    mpls2450

    over 1 year ago

    22 Comments

    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- A Malvern police officer remains in custody Wednesday after Arkadelphia police found a gun inside his personal vehicle at a local primary school on Monday afternoon. He is expected to see a judge sometime Wednesday afternoon for a first appearance.

    Robert Cory Taylor, 25, is being held on police charges of criminal trespass and possession of a firearm on school property. Taylor, who was off duty at the time of Monday's incident, allegedly told Arkadelphia police he only had a knife in his pickup truck when they responded to Louisa E. Perritt Primary School; what officers found in the truck was a .45 caliber handgun.

    According to local authorities, police were initially called to Taylor's ex-wife's Foxwood Drive home for a report of an attempted breaking and entering. The ex was at her place of employment at the time. Taylor, who local police learned was an off-duty Malvern officer, then went to Perritt to pick up his child, and allegedly refused to talk to staff as he bypassed the office and proceeded down the hallway to locate his child, according to Sgt. Roy Bethell, APD criminal investigator.

    Taylor was taken into custody without incident.

    There were no children in danger, Bethell said, as the incident occurred at about 4:45 p.m., nearly two hours after school was let out.

    Only on-duty police officers "acting in the course of their duties" may carry a firearm onto school property, Bethell said. "We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to our kids," Bethell said of the incident. "We're going to take care of them first and foremost."

    Taylor is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. Formal charges are pending and will be determined by Clark County Prosecutor Blake Batson.

    Court records indicate that Taylor's former spouse has filed for a protection order against Taylor

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    mpls2450

    over 1 year ago

    22 Comments

    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- A Malvern police officer remains in custody Wednesday after Arkadelphia police found a gun inside his personal vehicle at a local primary school on Monday afternoon. He is expected to see a judge sometime Wednesday afternoon for a first appearance.

    Robert Cory Taylor, 25, is being held on police charges of criminal trespass and possession of a firearm on school property. Taylor, who was off duty at the time of Monday's incident, allegedly told Arkadelphia police he only had a knife in his pickup truck when they responded to Louisa E. Perritt Primary School; what officers found in the truck was a .45 caliber handgun.

    According to local authorities, police were initially called to Taylor's ex-wife's Foxwood Drive home for a report of an attempted breaking and entering. The ex was at her place of employment at the time. Taylor, who local police learned was an off-duty Malvern officer, then went to Perritt to pick up his child, and allegedly refused to talk to staff as he bypassed the office and proceeded down the hallway to locate his child, according to Sgt. Roy Bethell, APD criminal investigator.

    Taylor was taken into custody without incident.

    There were no children in danger, Bethell said, as the incident occurred at about 4:45 p.m., nearly two hours after school was let out.

    Only on-duty police officers "acting in the course of their duties" may carry a firearm onto school property, Bethell said. "We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to our kids," Bethell said of the incident. "We're going to take care of them first and foremost."

    Taylor is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. Formal charges are pending and will be determined by Clark County Prosecutor Blake Batson.

    Court records indicate that Taylor's former spouse has filed for a protection order against Taylor

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    Anonymous

    over 1 year ago

    I was an officer in Arkansas and a Deputy Sheriff in two different counties there.My next door neighbor and good friend was a high school principal.I frequently carried(off duty) in his school as well as a fellow officer ,he knew about it and never said a word.

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    darsavmo

    over 1 year ago

    11362 Comments

    First I wonder what state law states on LE carrying firearms off-duty and second I ask where is common sense? Unless he was under the influence or performing some other sort of illegal act, I can't imagine why this would happen...

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    Irishcop1961

    over 1 year ago

    51044 Comments

    Poor journalism. No wonder why I hate the media.

  • shadow_officer

    over 1 year ago

    8574 Comments

    Bad thing is this officer just graduated the police academy just two weeks prior to this story

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    cakdep1

    over 1 year ago

    3178 Comments

    This news story is way to vague!

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    uncledennis1

    over 1 year ago

    23314 Comments

    What up? Whalewatcher. Good one.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 1 year ago

    11226 Comments

    Maybe we need Paul Harvey to find out "The rest of the story".

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    DoubleT213

    over 1 year ago

    246 Comments

    snhadley; same in OK. The "Gun Free Zone" at schools here do NOT apply to cops, on or off duty. And "no students present"? There has got to be more to this than reported.

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