2nd chance results in 2nd DWI for det...

2nd chance results in 2nd DWI for detective

There are 24 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 16, 2009, titled 2nd chance results in 2nd DWI for detective. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Jonathan Austin * editor@newsrecordandsentinel.com * published February 17, 2009 12:15 am MARSHALL Madison County Sheriff John Ledford said he offered a job to an experienced officer in June 2000 even though ...

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Stuart

United States

#1 Feb 16, 2009
This is totally biased on Ledfords part.Hey John tell me when any officer,detective,any law enforcement agency ever gave any felon ,misdemeanor convict etc not ever associated in law enforcement a second chance? Bet you can't do it.The notion is nice to give a second chance but why be biased about it? This here is evidence that EVERYONE is human and have lapses in judgements.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#2 Feb 17, 2009
Man, this dummy should of stayed chit canned after the first offense. Yepper, I agree on the experienced officer part, experienced in drinking. LOL.

Since: Oct 08

Maiden, NC

#3 Feb 17, 2009
"screaming for help"? Maybe the devil was after him.
MountainGurl

AOL

#4 Feb 17, 2009
Oh it was a devil all right just not the one that resides in h***.....
Justice for All

United States

#5 Feb 17, 2009
Stuart wrote:
This is totally biased on Ledfords part.Hey John tell me when any officer,detective,any law enforcement agency ever gave any felon ,misdemeanor convict etc not ever associated in law enforcement a second chance? Bet you can't do it.The notion is nice to give a second chance but why be biased about it? This here is evidence that EVERYONE is human and have lapses in judgements.
I'll drink to that!
Noobs

Sanford, NC

#6 Feb 17, 2009
You think a cop would at least have a CB radio turned on to know where the DUI checks are...? Well, can him for general stupidity.
CRAZY

Sherrills Ford, NC

#7 Feb 17, 2009
WHAT A JOKE. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST THUG JOHN HAS HIRED. IF YOU ARE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT & HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM ANOTHER AGENCY, NO MATTER WHAT FOR JUST GO TO THE MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT & THEY WILL HIRE YOU. LOOK AT OLE BUDDY HARWOOD. HE'S NO ANGEL. HE IS JUST OLD DUMB COUNTRY BOY FROM BARNARDSVILLE. HE'S DONE EVERYTHING FROM WORKING AT SOUTHERN CONCRETE TO PREACHING.(WHAT A JOKE).
HE KNOWS LITTLE TO NOTHING ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT.
FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND HE DOES ILLEGAL SEARCHS, TRAFFICE STOPS AMONG OTHER THINGS. I THINK HE'S BACK IN THE WILD WEST DAYS. SO ALL YOU THUGS WHO HAVE A RECORD WHO WANT TO GET INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT JUST GO TO THE MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT. THEY WILL HIRE YOU.
big meat

United States

#8 Feb 17, 2009
He will get a job at the prison now
wwjd

Asheville, NC

#9 Feb 17, 2009
Looks like we have 8 stone throwers. Be sure your own house can't get rocks thrown at it.
eyeball

Linville, NC

#10 Feb 17, 2009
Noobs wrote:
You think a cop would at least have a CB radio turned on to know where the DUI checks are...? Well, can him for general stupidity.
He was not in his department issued vehicle, nor a I hear it in his own personal vehicle. That would explain why he was not listening to the CP or aware of the traffic checkpoint.
Blanche Delgato

United States

#11 Feb 17, 2009
What the hell. Keep him on and make him drive a licker cycle to work for a year. Bet that'd keep him on the wagon.
North Madison

United States

#12 Feb 17, 2009
God bless the NCSHP !!!
Stuart

United States

#13 Feb 17, 2009
wwjd wrote:
Looks like we have 8 stone throwers. Be sure your own house can't get rocks thrown at it.
Might want to re read my statement and then comment,furthermore might want to add yourself to that list and take your own advice.
Darlyne R

Manteo, NC

#14 Feb 18, 2009
Its time for Cindi Harman to go. She has harrassed the entire community for to long. She is a drunk herself and has no reason to be letting other drunks drive her car. She has hurt a lot of people in this community.
Jonny Law

Manteo, NC

#15 Feb 18, 2009
There's a reason folks say to watch out for johnny law. Eventually he will get you. Looks like it has caught up with a drunk cop and the lady of spring creek. Hee, hee.
Bucko Jr

United States

#16 Feb 18, 2009
Stuart wrote:
This is totally biased on Ledfords part.Hey John tell me when any officer,detective,any law enforcement agency ever gave any felon ,misdemeanor convict etc not ever associated in law enforcement a second chance? Bet you can't do it.The notion is nice to give a second chance but why be biased about it? This here is evidence that EVERYONE is human and have lapses in judgements.
Agree, he even gave Kip Aldridge, a former ALE supervisor in Asheville, a job after he was fired from reasons never made public.
Keith former Gun-bunny

United States

#20 Feb 19, 2009
possum offspring wrote:
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Gee guys do you not know that John Ledford was fired from ALE? He was caught gambling in a Federal sting in 1998...around the same time he ran for sheriff in Madison County. He likes to tell the idiots over in Madison that he resigned.
Kip left Madison Sheriff department because of Buddy Harwood and Denny Goforth- both thugs
You ain't that gal who used to stalk me, are you? She reminded me of a possum.
Anonymous in Arizona

Tucson, AZ

#21 Feb 26, 2009
As the Bible says in Luke 6:37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.

We are not Scott Gaddy's judge, we should not condemn and my personal feeling is that he should be forgiven.

Since: Feb 08

Rose Hill, NC

#22 Mar 9, 2009
CRAZY wrote:
WHAT A JOKE. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST THUG JOHN HAS HIRED. IF YOU ARE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT & HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM ANOTHER AGENCY, NO MATTER WHAT FOR JUST GO TO THE MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT & THEY WILL HIRE YOU. LOOK AT OLE BUDDY HARWOOD. HE'S NO ANGEL. HE IS JUST OLD DUMB COUNTRY BOY FROM BARNARDSVILLE. HE'S DONE EVERYTHING FROM WORKING AT SOUTHERN CONCRETE TO PREACHING.(WHAT A JOKE).
HE KNOWS LITTLE TO NOTHING ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT.
FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND HE DOES ILLEGAL SEARCHS, TRAFFICE STOPS AMONG OTHER THINGS. I THINK HE'S BACK IN THE WILD WEST DAYS. SO ALL YOU THUGS WHO HAVE A RECORD WHO WANT TO GET INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT JUST GO TO THE MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT. THEY WILL HIRE YOU.
Buddy is 10 times more a man than his "relative" Eddie.If I were Buddy I wouldn't claim him as being any part of my family.Buddy has done a decent job in Madison.Seems like YOU are jealous.Perhaps he has given YOU a ticket or two.......

Since: Feb 08

Rose Hill, NC

#23 Mar 9, 2009
Darlyne R wrote:
Its time for Cindi Harman to go. She has harrassed the entire community for to long. She is a drunk herself and has no reason to be letting other drunks drive her car. She has hurt a lot of people in this community.
She has hurt far too many in the law enforcement community over several years.This is NOT the first time and it certainly WON"T be the last.She has a thing for ANY kind of uniform.One would think that after the first time she would of stopped.

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