Police Arrest Assistant Fire Chief

Police Arrest Assistant Fire Chief

There are 12 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 3, 2007, titled Police Arrest Assistant Fire Chief. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The town's assistant fire chief was arrested Monday on charges that he impersonated a police officer and pulled over a woman in Willington in February using his town-issued Ford Crown Victoria.

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Farmington, MI

#1 Apr 3, 2007
just another person on a power trip

Farmington, MI

#2 Apr 3, 2007
just another person in an authority position on a power trip
John Bristol CT

West Hartford, CT

#3 Apr 3, 2007
Power trip, but his co-workers believe he is telling the truth. He is a decorated officer of the fire department. What else are they going to say? His dad is the chief. Just put a uniform on some people and it goes to their head. Next time he better make sure whoever he pulls over is alone, then its his story against theirs. Hope he had a nice day in jail.
Donald Schmitt

United States

#4 Apr 3, 2007
This is a very serious crime and Shedd should be removed from his position.Further more, I feel that he should never be allowed to run or be appointed to any public office.

Since: Apr 07

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#5 Apr 3, 2007
How about a trial first?

United States

#6 Apr 3, 2007
Remember when CCSU dean impersonated a police officer. He got into some trouble over it. But me and you if we try to impersonate a police officer we wouldnt get $2500 bail and slap on the wrist. we would get months of jail time and $50,000 bail.

Manchester, CT

#7 Apr 3, 2007
First, I agree with Middletown Joe. Aren't we innocent until proven guilty? That's what the lawyers I work for keep telling me.

Second, you have to realize that the mindset of firefighters is different from the average Joes in the world. They care about the safety and well-being of people in their communities and put themselves in jeopardy for people they dont' even know almost every day. They don't do it for themselves. They like helping people. How many body parts do you think Shedd has scraped off the road over his career? I'm sure he has seen and done things none of the rest of us would ever want to see or do. Maybe he didn't want to scrape this girl off the pavement.

I think this girl made a wrong assumption when she saw his car and how he was dressed. I believe his story over hers. He's got too much to lose to pull such a bonehead move.

Manchester, CT

#8 Apr 3, 2007

Manchester, CT

#9 Apr 3, 2007
Middletown Joe wrote:
How about a trial first?
nah, guilty

Freeport, ME

#10 Apr 3, 2007
I've worked with Ray as a Paramedic, and yes, he has seen the results of countless accidents caused by excessive speed and reckless driving. There are thousands who owe their lives to Ray because of his work. Give him the benefit of doubt until the case gets heard. I do.....
Steve Cannon

United States

#11 Apr 3, 2007
Hi, this has nothing to do with that story. I was looking at CTN a few days ago and McDonald seems to think that he should not act with the majority of voters because it is "Mob rule". It was so against democracy that you should look into it.

Wakefield, MA

#12 Jun 15, 2007
i too have worked with him over the years...

i'll go with gerry; GUILTY!

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