Energy, IL Officer Forced to Resign

There are 17 comments on the WPSD-TV Paducah story from Oct 26, 2007, titled Energy, IL Officer Forced to Resign. In it, WPSD-TV Paducah reports that:

Energy, Illinois Police Officer, Kyle Murray, accused of beating a man and bashing his car, will be forced to resign by October 26th, 2007. via WPSD-TV Paducah

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a concerned parent

United States

#1 Nov 10, 2007
Sounds as if some of the area officers are out of control! The only bright side to this whole thing is that there has been no loss of life yet, hopefully the few bad seeds can be weeded out before someone dies. Apparently Mr, Murray has a anger management problem, carrying a gun and a badge is definately not in the best interest of the public.
wilco

AOL

#2 Nov 15, 2007
herrin needs a whole new police force
rogue cops beating people up
herrin is moving backwards
medic

AOL

#3 Dec 3, 2007
well at least murray had the decency to admit his guilt and resign. he just was'nt cut out for this line of work
gone 4 good

Orlando, FL

#5 Jan 13, 2009
Shine finally retired???
Rotlaer

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jan 17, 2009
I am having a 70's flashback here gone4good...wasn't Shine the Energy police officer that used to give all of the speeding tickets when Energy was famous for being a speed trap?
Oy Vey

Orlando, FL

#7 Jan 18, 2009
Rotlaer wrote:
I am having a 70's flashback here gone4good...wasn't Shine the Energy police officer that used to give all of the speeding tickets when Energy was famous for being a speed trap?
Yup, would have every light on the car flashing and have the spot on too. Hobble up to you on his one and a half feet and slap a big ole ticket on ya. My mom and dad would drive 5 under the limit just to avoid him.:) Aaaahh memories..
gone 4 good

Orlando, FL

#8 Jan 18, 2009
Oy Vey wrote:
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Yup, would have every light on the car flashing and have the spot on too. Hobble up to you on his one and a half feet and slap a big ole ticket on ya. My mom and dad would drive 5 under the limit just to avoid him.:) Aaaahh memories..
After him some other idiot and his brother took over, they were just as bad! They lasted until the 80's or so
Rotlaer

Camanche, IA

#9 Jan 18, 2009
I actually went to school in WF but had lots of friends in Herrin and hung out there quite a bit...lived in Herrin for a couple of years after I got out of HS and worked at Norge.
Can you still swim out at the Energy strip pits? I lost a bunch of brain cells out there in the 70's.
gone 4 good

Orlando, FL

#10 Jan 19, 2009
Rotlaer wrote:
I actually went to school in WF but had lots of friends in Herrin and hung out there quite a bit...lived in Herrin for a couple of years after I got out of HS and worked at Norge.
Can you still swim out at the Energy strip pits? I lost a bunch of brain cells out there in the 70's.
Norge aka Whirlpool aka Maytag is no longer there, not much of anything as far as jobs.. drugs they got, jobs they don't!!

I think all the strips have been "re-claimed".. my mom use to send me with my sister when I was a kid.. we wound up at Crenshaw Crossing in one of those pits... of course I told :) Boy did my sister ever get it!!
Greg

AOL

#11 Apr 14, 2009
wilco wrote:
herrin needs a whole new police force
rogue cops beating people up
herrin is moving backwards
Why are they waiting until october to fire this piece of crap any cop that would use his position to abuse a man would and could abuse women children he should be gone now..
Wiggleworm

Paducah, KY

#12 Sep 13, 2009
As of today Sept 2009, I don't know why the tax paying residents in Energy even need a so called police department. there are no fed or county housing to creat problems, no business, no taverns, and Herrin PD could be contracted to take care of Energy. All that Energy group does is get a bunch of illiterate part timers to harass every car driver that comes thru town on the 148 and out east at the nursing home and out west at the stop sign by the sewer plant. a complete waste of tax payers money counting the salaries the car expense and the retirement and benefits just to have a bunch of ticket writeres, and talk about Shine, he couldn't compare with what they have today,and the entire group ought to be done away with.
Corruption Stomper

Waterloo, IA

#13 Sep 13, 2009
a concerned parent wrote:
Sounds as if some of the area officers are out of control! The only bright side to this whole thing is that there has been no loss of life yet, hopefully the few bad seeds can be weeded out before someone dies. Apparently Mr, Murray has a anger management problem, carrying a gun and a badge is definately not in the best interest of the public.
Amen, to that! Southern Illinois is full of cops who have anger control issues. And, yes Herrin, Energy, Johnston City and West City, I believe are the worst. However, I'm also finding that Franklin County aren't so honorable either.
lalala

Decatur, IL

#14 Sep 15, 2009
do they still have shannon jeters is he still with them
bear58

Herod, IL

#15 Oct 30, 2009
yes shannon is still there , he is a good guy, what they need to do is check these people out on the merit boards that say these people are able to be police officers, you checks on these people on the merit boards ,whos to say they know what they are doing.
Szadolar

Waterloo, IA

#16 Apr 21, 2010
I don't know what these people mean by flashback. The police in Energy are still making it a speed trap. There are 8 cop cars picking people off by the dozens every day. All of Williamson County's law enforcement is out of control. I just got arrested for defending myself on my own property because I injured the trespasser that wouldn't leave and was intoxicated. We're being exploited every day in this area and we're powerless to do anything about it.
to tell the truth

Moline, IL

#17 May 30, 2010
Szadolar.....then move the fu** out of that shit hole ,thats what I did in 1989 and am much happier than I could ever expected. It's only going to get worse there. What a shit hole to raise a family in! I will never return to live , only to visit family then come home where people at least know how to spell and speak with some level of smarts !
vegas fan

Carbondale, IL

#18 Nov 30, 2012
gone 4 good wrote:
Shine finally retired???
i thought i was the only one that remembered shine.the good old days when energy only had 1 part time cop.norge by day.energy at night.i bet the crime rate is still the same.

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