LaCoste seeking new police chief

LaCoste seeking new police chief

There are 367 comments on the MySA.com story from May 31, 2008, titled LaCoste seeking new police chief. In it, MySA.com reports that:

City leaders are looking for a new police chief after the sudden resignation of Andrew Aston forced Medina County deputies to assume law enforcement duties in this town of 1,200. The chief - called a cleanup ...

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Shelly

San Antonio, TX

#1 Jun 3, 2008
Did you see our choices for interim Chief?

1. Gary Smith who was fired from THREE of his last four agencies, BCSO, ACTSD, LCPD (yes he was fired from LCPD once before, ok he resigned in lue of termination). Gary is also famous at Bexar County.He was having wife problems (cheating on his ex wife with his cureent wife) so he shot himself while on duty and claimed a criminal shot him. Of course BCSO found out the truth and fired him for it. He appealed, and lost. Then he got hired by a friend and eventually that friend got him a Chiefs job at a little hole in the wall school. What happened? Gary ran it into the ground, stole money and equipment and got fired. Actually he was so bad the school fired every cop there and started over with new people.

2. Guy Finney He has never had a real police job. He has been a reserve officer for about 18 years. His full time job?? Security officer at Taco Cabana.

We sure do have alot of good choices don't we. I bet the city has not even bother to call around and check with previous employers.
Rolando

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jun 3, 2008
Not to mention he lives by stone oak. It's about 45 miles each way to and from his house. How is he ever going to respond to a call and how much gas is the city going to spend on his commute?

It's sad that La Coste is becoming the dumping ground for officers that cannot get a job in San Antonio.

From what I read all of the good officers have resigned already. I think we have 6 officers now and no patrols... if there not working patrol here what good are they to the city? Seems like nothing more than a liability.

We really need someone from the area. Look, we hired George from San Antonio and he can't even get to work on time. He does not show up till 8:20 or 8:30 every day. Sad, but George could not get a job anywhere else either.... Poor La Coste, we take every one elses rejects.
Bill Clayton

San Antonio, TX

#3 Jun 3, 2008
Yeah I agree. Gary Smith is an absolute awful choice. I think they should have tried to keep there current Chief. I did hear that Gary Smith shot himself and filed false reports. He was trying to get insurance money. That is proof of his intelligence. Oh well. He will fit well into the LaCoste drama. He said in one report that he took the weed from the school district for his catract. That his Doctor told him no so he just took some evidence. He said " It was only a nickle bag" What an idiot.
Bill Clayton

San Antonio, TX

#4 Jun 3, 2008
He was also reprimanded for looking at kiddie porn on the school district laptop. He said he was doing an undercover operation. Come on and printing it on a color printer for evidence to???? If we have Gary as Chief we will also probably have the FBI seizing our city computers. Then what will city employees do all day?
Rolando

San Antonio, TX

#5 Jun 3, 2008
Gossip and do nothing like normal. Oh there is also this thing called inbreeding and sharing the neighbors wife that they all take part in.
EX WIFE

United States

#6 Jun 3, 2008
Who ever appoints Gary Smith as the Chief of Police,needs shoot them self's,just like he did in the Bexar County Sheriff's Office,he pulled that stunt,to get attention from his ex wife caught him cheating,so he shot him self,and he told SAPD that he got shot by a gang-banger. SAPD and BCSO found out it was self-inflicted.He got fired form the BCSO.All for a piece of ass,imagine what he will do for a Chief's job.
If he get appointed Chief,that will be an exclusive for WOAI,KSAT,KENS,KABB,and for the public.Gary's manhood is only 3Inches.
Guy Finney

United States

#8 Jun 3, 2008
Gary Smith is a flake!

They will select me over him,well I'm more mentally stable than he is!
Franz Von Hoffman

United States

#9 Jun 3, 2008
If La Coste don't hire Gary Smith as the Chief,I will hire him as my Asst. Chief at Olney PD.
I make sure he won't shoot himself.

Chief Franz Von Hoffman
Chief of Police Olney,Texas
David Cleavland

United States

#10 Jun 3, 2008
What's Gary Smith gonna do next for attention,crash his patrol car into a tree or pole.
Officer

San Antonio, TX

#11 Jun 3, 2008
Garry Smith was called today by George Salzman and he has been offered the job as Interim Chief. He is meeting with George June 4th at 1pm to make it official.

Be ready for the remaining 6 officer to walk out.
Keller

San Antonio, TX

#12 Jun 3, 2008
God I hope they dont give him any bullets!!
Dr John C Sparks

United States

#13 Jun 3, 2008
I think Gary Smith is not fit to perform the duites of a Police Officer.
He should not be accesable to a badge & firearms.
Sgt Flores

San Antonio, TX

#14 Jun 3, 2008
Garry was fired by the previous Chief Alfaro. This should make life fun around town. From what I understand all of Medina County SO knows he is a joke. Another one of those guys who has never been a patrol officer. Worked as a reserve for the last 6 years and before that was a jailer till he shot himself.
SAPD

United States

#15 Jun 3, 2008
I think Gary Smith is alot better at doing lane closures.
Dr Phil

United States

#16 Jun 3, 2008
Gary Smith must has some abnormal issues.George Salzman must be putting reputaion on the line,by putting Gary Smith as the Interim Chief.
Goerge don't give him bullits,take Keller's advise.
Randy

San Antonio, TX

#17 Jun 3, 2008
Gary has been fired from his lane closure jobs too!! That is why it is very important for him to get this job, he has nothing else!!!!!!!
Gary Smith

United States

#18 Jun 3, 2008
If you'll can't accept that there gonna appoint me as the Interim Chief,well then,shoot yourself.
When I become the Chief.The new uniforms will be capes,and platfrom shoes,with a helmet that has the La Coste PD decals on it.
If no Patrolman complies with it,they will be fired,and applying at Elmendorf,Somerset,Poth.
Machete

United States

#19 Jun 3, 2008
Gary Smith forgot to take his medication.
Lytle PD

United States

#20 Jun 3, 2008
La Coste PD is the LOL of Medina County.
GottaBrain

AOL

#21 Jun 3, 2008
Wow, listen to these morons! No one seems happy unless we have "Unfit Police" to run our town. Tho shall not cast stones, look at the ex, ex police chief!

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