Skip to comments.Metro officer reportedly goes to work drunk, 3 decommissioned
Posted on 06/14/2014 8:21:34 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Metro police officer and two of his supervisors were decommissioned after he reportedly showed up to work drunk.
Nathan Silvers, 33, was taken into custody on a $2,000 bond Saturday afternoon.
He has been charged with DUI for driving his personal vehicle to work while reportedly intoxicated, unlawful gun possession while under the influence of alcohol, and violation of the implied consent law for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test.
According to a press release, Silvers went to the South Precinct at 10:45 p.m. Friday night for his midnight shift. He was supposed to come in at 10:30, but called in to say that he would be late.
When he arrived, Sergeant Terrence Bradley noticed that he smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot and watery.
Silvers reportedly admitted to consuming six long neck bottles of beer between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. that evening.
Sergeant Bradley disarmed Silvers and then consulted with other personnel, including Field Supervising Captain Kenny Dyer about the situation.
They decided to decommission Silvers and drive him to his Hendersonville home with the understanding that he would report to police headquarters Monday morning.
Neither Chief Steve Anderson, the deputy chiefs or South Precinct Commander Paul Trickey and his second-in-command were aware that Silvers was not being arrested immediately.
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That’s almost the same name as a particular blogger at a site known as Five Thirty-Eight.
I believe that South Precinct is off Harding Place. Heck of a way from Hendersonville. You drive past Metro Jail on the way home.
I can’t say that I’d blame the sergeant much when there was a captain involved in the decision.
Yeah I wonder how many peoples lives this cop has destroyed.
Yep, there’s really no wiggle room on this one. If I did this at my agency I would’ve been relieved of duty pending investigation and then taken to the State police post for a Blood Alcohol test. I know this because I’ve seen them do it, more than once. I’ve only ever seen one person come back to work after this, and that’s because he confessed right off to being a straight-up drunk, went along completely with whatever employee services told him to do, and completed a 30 day residential rehab. And frankly the only reason I think they cut him some slack was because he was a highly decorated officer.
Well not an excuse but a lot of highly decorated officers in service as police looking at a homicide and in the military have been through a lot. Especially in war and they really do take to drink because thats what it takes to sleep.
They really can’t forget and it haunts them. Some can adjust and put it behind them but none forget the horror of what they have seen or done.
I should add he should have just had someone take him home or called a cab.
He was clearly wrong. The good thing is they stopped him from doing any harm in his condition but he should be treated as anyone else and not given any special treatment. A higher standard needs to apply to those who are given power of arrest and acting as law enforcement.
You’ll get no disagreement from Me. To carry a badge and gun implies a higher standard of behavior, not a lower one. “To he who is given much, much is expected”.
” A higher standard needs to
apply to those who are given power of
arrest and acting as law enforcement.”
I’ve talked with a few who just doesn’t understand that. They don’t get that the power of a badge isn’t theirs by right of God. It is a public trust. One they should be required to maintain a standard of conduct and judgement to keep.
For far too many see it as just a job, without understandin how dangerous a cop with poor judgement can be. The Dorner hunt comes to mind, or the cop who killed a teen holding a wii.
And some flat out see their badge as a toy ang get out of jail free card. Too often, thanks to Team Blue circling the wagons, they are rights.
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