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Cop gets probation for firing gun in Dunstable

There are 33 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Mar 28, 2008, titled Cop gets probation for firing gun in Dunstable. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

An Ayer District Court judge on Tuesday ordered a Reading police officer accused of firing a shotgun during horseplay in Dunstable last summer to nine months of probation and ordered him to abstain from ...

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Goerge

Gloucester, MA

#1 Mar 28, 2008
Nothing like the justice system taking care of their own.
I hope he is fired. He shouldn't be protector of the public.
Frank

North Reading, MA

#2 Mar 28, 2008
he gets to keep his job of course...
SACRAFYC

United States

#3 Mar 28, 2008
see what happens when u r a pig??? u get special treatment , shoot a shotgun into someones home and you get a slap on the wrist and a have a nice day, let that have been a young cambodian kid , or a puerto rican kid from Lowell and they would do at least a year (record or no record) let it have been white kids from Ayer that beat a black kid to death and they would get life (oh wait that did happen and they will get out next year).....GOD BLESS THE LEGAL SYSTEM
J T Y S K

Chelmsford, MA

#4 Mar 28, 2008
this is because it was one of middlesex sheriffs boys house that this happened at. Winkwski drives Dipiolas million dollar bus, Dipiola and the Chief of Dunstable fixed the judge so his driver Winkowski wouldnt lose his license to carry a firearm, if this was any other civilian who fired a shotgun at this poor womans house they would of been locked up in a second. i hope this woman sues all involved even the Officer that responde to the call,he should of locked them both up right away, firing a gun while intoxicated, the fix was in.
rob

Chelmsford, MA

#5 Mar 28, 2008
Dipiola fixed this ,just like he fixed it so his SEX OFFENDER brother, doesnt have to regester as a sex offender.I hope the feds catch up to him for political corruption, tax evasion, bribery, extortion. This Winkowski should of went to jail that night, he put a lot of people in danger and he should never be able to wear a badge again, drinking and guns dont mix.The Attorney General should look into this case.
Fats E

Dracut, MA

#6 Apr 1, 2008
Why dont they ban Dipaola from drinking alcohol?Why dont they have Dipaola write a letter of apoloigy to every employee he has shaken down for cash? Never mind he can write that letter as part of his Plea Agreement (:
Mass subject

Boston, MA

#7 Apr 1, 2008
Had this been a LTC holder that shot into someones house

he or she would've lost their right to carry a firearm in Massachusetts for life.

I guess we all should become police officers so we can enjoy those benefits of the "privilege ones" .

I guess the laws of Massachusetts doesn't apply to police officers.

What a crap piece of State.
lowering the bar

Princeton, MA

#8 Apr 1, 2008
rob wrote:
The Attorney General should look into this case.
The state Attorney wont touch it. This needs to be escalated to the Federal level.
frankie fox

Wilmington, MA

#9 Apr 1, 2008
why dont you jealous morons get a life and obsess over something or someone else.Oh and why dont you look at your own police records ...hypocrites!!!!
lowering the bar

Princeton, MA

#10 Apr 1, 2008
frankie fox wrote:
why dont you jealous morons get a life and obsess over something or someone else.Oh and why dont you look at your own police records ...hypocrites!!!!
Frankie, I never fired a gun at some ones house...while drinking
rob

Chelmsford, MA

#11 Apr 4, 2008
Does anyone know who this woman is? I would like to tell her the name of a good lawyer, that piece of shit Winkowski should of went to jail,instead he gets to keep his job driving dipiolas million dollar bus. and he gets to keep his LTC. If I was her I would sue Winkowski, Dipiola ,and the Dunstable police chief for putting that poor woman and her family in danger from a drunken psycopath with a gun.
MrMillCity_com

Boston, MA

#12 Apr 4, 2008
Wow, if you can't fire a shot gun in Dunstable, where can you do it?
Bob

Gloucester, MA

#13 Apr 4, 2008
Another inept,and moronic cop beats the system. He wouldn't be on the force if it wasn't for the police union.
The judicial system

Andover, MA

#14 Apr 4, 2008
Judicial deals are made all the time. If you have evidence of a corrupt deal - come forward. D

People get arrested for all kinds of things and the courts often forgive the person that is new to the court system - it is called CWOF - continued without a finding. If the person gets in trouble the subsequent year then he/she needs to answer to the charges that were CWOFed.

Society could not pay for locking up every person that breaks a law.

So... if you do a crime - you too could catch a break too. Do you get a ticket everytime you get pulled over? NO - it is called getting a break. My friend was stopped and had pot in the car, he was honest with the cop, gave it up and the cop threw out the pot and sent him on his way. It was called catching a break. Sorry you don't like the fact that the cop caught a break. Cops make mistakes too - they like everyone else just needs to learn from them. I would like to think if either of these guys screws up in the next year - the court will act differently.
lowering the bar

Princeton, MA

#15 Apr 4, 2008
MrMillCity_com wrote:
Wow, if you can't fire a shot gun in Dunstable, where can you do it?
You can fire a shotgun in Dunstable - just not an occupied house while you're drunk.
Craig

Medford, MA

#16 Apr 4, 2008
rob wrote:
Does anyone know who this woman is? I would like to tell her the name of a good lawyer, that piece of shit Winkowski should of went to jail,instead he gets to keep his job driving dipiolas million dollar bus. and he gets to keep his LTC. If I was her I would sue Winkowski, Dipiola ,and the Dunstable police chief for putting that poor woman and her family in danger from a drunken psycopath with a gun.
What does the Dunstable Chief have to do with it? Wasn't it Dunstable PD that brought the charges?
Craig

Medford, MA

#17 Apr 4, 2008
I would suspect that Wilson's job (I guess he has no first name) will be in jeopardy. I'd be surprised if he is allowed to keep it now that the court is done with him.
peter bassett

Wilmington, MA

#18 Apr 5, 2008
Leo....get a life you goofy crybaby!!
brian the dog

Manchester Center, VT

#19 Apr 5, 2008
dipaola's favorite movie's are rated
PG for POWER GOOTCHIN'. GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH AND FAVORITE TV SHOW "COLD CASE" GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH GOOTCH!!!!!!!!!!
Ned Shimelfinney

Londonderry, NH

#20 Apr 6, 2008
Hey Judicial system,
give me your mothers address. I'll fire a slug through her window and see if you're so quick to forgive then.
The judicial system wrote:
Judicial deals are made all the time. If you have evidence of a corrupt deal - come forward. D
People get arrested for all kinds of things and the courts often forgive the person that is new to the court system - it is called CWOF - continued without a finding. If the person gets in trouble the subsequent year then he/she needs to answer to the charges that were CWOFed.
Society could not pay for locking up every person that breaks a law.
So... if you do a crime - you too could catch a break too. Do you get a ticket everytime you get pulled over? NO - it is called getting a break. My friend was stopped and had pot in the car, he was honest with the cop, gave it up and the cop threw out the pot and sent him on his way. It was called catching a break. Sorry you don't like the fact that the cop caught a break. Cops make mistakes too - they like everyone else just needs to learn from them. I would like to think if either of these guys screws up in the next year - the court will act differently.

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