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Bellevue police officer's firing overturned (Caption this picture!)
Omaha World-Herald ^ | March 17, 2009 | Leia Baez

Posted on 03/18/2009 2:42:23 PM PDT by Parody

A former Bellevue police officer fired for being overweight could be back patrolling the streets in a few months.

Christopher Parent The Nebraska Court of Appeals, in an opinion released Tuesday, reversed the Bellevue Civil Service Commission’s decision upholding the termination of Christopher D. Parent.

Parent, 52, had been a member of the Police Department for more than 25 years, mostly as a detective, but had been reassigned to road patrol. His firing stemmed from his performance during an Aug. 28 combat shooting exercise, which prompted fellow officers to report him to the command staff.

Parent was fired in 2007, after an internal investigation determined that he had not maintained a “high level of physical, mental and emotional conditioning.”

Bellevue Police Lt. Mark Elbert has said Parent, whose 2005-issued Nebraska driver’s license listed him at 5-foot-9 and 300 pounds, was fired under a policy that requires officers to be physically fit.

The court’s opinion states that under the Bellevue Police Department policy used to justify Parent’s firing, Parent satisfied the only objective standard imposed.

(Excerpt) Read more at omaha.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Humor; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: bellevue; donutwatch; obese; omaha; police
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1 posted on 03/18/2009 2:42:24 PM PDT by Parody
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To: Parody

He duty is to stake out by the river in a van.


2 posted on 03/18/2009 2:43:56 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Parody

His duty is to stake out by the river in a van.


3 posted on 03/18/2009 2:44:08 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Parody

Stick him on foot patrol. Make him walk himself back into shape.


4 posted on 03/18/2009 2:44:51 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Parody

Seriously, what would happen if this guy had to get in a foot chase with a perp and had a heart attack on the street?

Political correctness jumped the shark a looooooooong time ago, but this is ridiculous! Desk duty I can see, but on the streets? The bad guys must be cracking up!


5 posted on 03/18/2009 2:45:09 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: randomhero97

6 posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:02 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: Parody

I’d put him back on the street alright, walking a beat.


7 posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: randomhero97

He weighs 3-400 pounds yet still bought a suit five sizes too large???? Does he plan on growing in to it?


8 posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:44 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: IrishPennant

Lulz


9 posted on 03/18/2009 2:47:27 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: pillut48

He’ll be back on the street as soon as he comes off weight related disability pay.


10 posted on 03/18/2009 2:48:07 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Parody
yeah, this is the guy i want next to me when things go bad.

i wonder why he was sent back to patrol.

11 posted on 03/18/2009 2:48:42 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Parody

excuse me mom & dad my eyes don’t work so well . . . is that william shakespeare?


12 posted on 03/18/2009 2:48:57 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (If Benito Mussolini was IL DUCE, Barack Obama is ILL DOUCHE!)
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To: Parody

I’m not fat, I’m big boned.


13 posted on 03/18/2009 2:49:33 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: shelterguy

Well, he probably shops in the big & tall section. He’s only 5’9” so he’s just missing the tall part.


14 posted on 03/18/2009 2:49:36 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Parody
Parent was fired in 2007, after an internal investigation determined that he had not maintained a “high level of physical, mental and emotional conditioning.”

Based on this standard, I suspect there are a lot of officers who should also be fired even if they aren't as obese as this guy.

I suspect his reassignment to road patrol was a pretext to get rid of him. 5'9" and 300#s is way to much for a patrol officer, but shouldn't keep him from performing as a detective.

15 posted on 03/18/2009 2:50:37 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Parody

Centainly that is a weighty matter now off his mind!


16 posted on 03/18/2009 2:50:40 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: Parody

Tip top shape.

17 posted on 03/18/2009 2:51:05 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: Parody

Perhaps he could be Director of Midnight Basketball for the Hussein regime?


18 posted on 03/18/2009 2:51:47 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: thefactor

Maybe so they could try and get rid of him. It doesn’t seem to have worked too well.


19 posted on 03/18/2009 2:52:01 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Parody
"more than 25 years, mostly as a detective, but had been reassigned to road patrol"

In other words he realllllllllllly screwed the pooch on something. Me wonders what that was?????

20 posted on 03/18/2009 2:52:21 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: randomhero97

He is sooooooooo fat..he jumped in the air and got stuck.
He is sooooooooo fat, when he goes to church, he sits next to everybody.


21 posted on 03/18/2009 2:56:46 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: Parody
He looks a lot like this willowy former golfer...


22 posted on 03/18/2009 3:01:14 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Here's hoping the Kennedy family trust is in deep....with Madoff)
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To: Yorlik803

He so fat, he cut hisself and bacon grease be comin out.


23 posted on 03/18/2009 3:01:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rednesss
As a police officer myself I find that picture both upsetting and absolutely hilarious. By the way, I am 6’ 230 and work out regularly if anyone is wondering.
24 posted on 03/18/2009 3:02:35 PM PDT by squidward
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To: Parody

He should just move to Texas and he would fit right in.


25 posted on 03/18/2009 3:02:49 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Yorlik803
Rodney Dangerfield - 'Tall & Fat'

'Husky, Stout, Extra Stout and the New Hindenberg Line...'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX055IcEECQ

26 posted on 03/18/2009 3:03:52 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: rednesss
I’m not fat, I’m big boned.

It's a good thing that he's got such big bones, especially considering all that weight they have to carry around. :=)

27 posted on 03/18/2009 3:05:21 PM PDT by Bob
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To: cripplecreek

He’s soooooo Fat, he needs a boomerang to put his belt on!!


28 posted on 03/18/2009 3:05:42 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: BossLady

He is soooooooo fat...he put his gunbelt on with a boomarang.


29 posted on 03/18/2009 3:08:11 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: Parody

They can use him for roadblocks!


30 posted on 03/18/2009 3:13:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Parody

He didn’t get that fat overnight, and he’s been with them for over 25 years.

All police depts have a fitness policy, yet how many time do we see a huge police officer? I know of one personally, bigger than this guy.

So, something smells like BS to me, in this case.

I’m not qualified to say whether he is fit enough to perform his duties, but, if not, maybe they should transfer him to desk duty and put him on a fitness program.


31 posted on 03/18/2009 3:14:57 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: Yorlik803

Lighten up, people. Remember the camera always adds an extra 10 lbs.


32 posted on 03/18/2009 3:15:15 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

When he sits around the house, he sits AROUND the house.


33 posted on 03/18/2009 3:16:12 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: squidward

Hey, cops’ gotta eat!


34 posted on 03/18/2009 3:16:52 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rednesss
Tip top shape.

Hey, round is a shape!

35 posted on 03/18/2009 3:19:28 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: squidward
As a police officer myself I find that picture both upsetting and absolutely hilarious. By the way, I am 6’ 230 and work out regularly if anyone is wondering.

I'm guessing he lifts something different from what you lift, but I'll bet he does a whole lot of reps, several times a day:

36 posted on 03/18/2009 3:22:11 PM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: newfreep

So, how may were on him, a hundred?


37 posted on 03/18/2009 3:23:18 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: Parody

At least all the Nebraska “Dunkin’ Donuts” shops will be safe.t


38 posted on 03/18/2009 3:26:43 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: thefactor

No, this is the guy I want IN FRONT of me in a shoot-out.


39 posted on 03/18/2009 3:33:45 PM PDT by irishtenor (What if Pro Wrestling is real and all the rest of life is fake?)
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To: shelterguy

He weighs 3-400 pounds yet still bought a suit five sizes too large???? Does he plan on growing in to it?

I am ashamed to say I was thinking the same thing


40 posted on 03/18/2009 3:40:57 PM PDT by DieNarrin (Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity!)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Hey, hey! To whom are you referring? Texans in general, or LEOs??


41 posted on 03/18/2009 3:41:40 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Parody

"Now that I have my job back it's time to get some donuts."

42 posted on 03/18/2009 3:56:40 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: thefactor

Hide behind him....


43 posted on 03/18/2009 3:57:11 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Parody

I think I got pulled over for a traffic stop by this cop. I tried to get around to his good side, but I ran out of gas.


44 posted on 03/18/2009 4:30:47 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
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To: rednesss

OMG, where did you find that picture?????????


45 posted on 03/18/2009 4:40:09 PM PDT by peggybac ("A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own.")
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To: thefactor
Hey you could just step behind him!!!
46 posted on 03/18/2009 4:42:09 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: peggybac

http://fatcop.10-8.org/


47 posted on 03/18/2009 4:44:45 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: sniper63

LMAO


48 posted on 03/19/2009 4:53:41 AM PDT by redstates4ever ((Liberalism is a mental disorder.))
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To: Parody

49 posted on 03/19/2009 9:25:50 AM PDT by GoldMan (Never try to rationalize an irrational mind............)
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