The news is out: [A Fort Worth police officer who was charged two months ago on suspicion of driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle was fired on Wednesday, the department announced Wednesday.
The department also fired a second officer who was arrested on a theft charge in Crowley.
Gary Hawley, a lieutenant with 14 years of experience who was assigned to East Division patrol, was arrested by Grapevine police around 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. A witness had called police to report a driver was asleep in the pick-up area of Cannon Elementary School, at 1300 W. College St., according to Amanda McNew, a Grapevine police spokesperson. Officers found Hawley in the car with a child in the backseat.
In the other case, the department was notified that Officer Scott Smith was a suspect in a theft that occurred in the City of Crowley, according to a news release. Smith was arrested on Dec. 18 by Crowley police on a class B misdemeanor theft charge.]
A good cop is one who hasn’t been caught yet.