Elections Have Consequences
40 year Law Enforcement Veteran Fired over Vague Comments
Forty year veteran policeman Ed Grimes was fired for vague comments made while on a cell phone three days after the Oklahoma County Sheriff election. An open mike in his patrol car picked up his half of a conversation, comments that Canadian County Sheriff Chris West claimed were "sexist and derogatory" and aimed toward supervisory personnel.
Grimes had come in last in a special election on September 12th that replaced disgraced former Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel. The comments were recorded on the department radio system and Grimes can be heard mentioning the movie Dumb and Dumber but there is not really enough to put the comment in context. But the next comment was something about "Chris West ...and his, ah, tampons".