Monday, January 12, 2009

Sad, Very Sad: Trolley Square Hero Resigns From the OPD

With criminal and civil charges pending, Officer Ken Hammond calls it quits

We don't know how to frame this story except to say it's disappointing. Trolley Square hero Ken Hammond has resigned from The Ogden City Police Department, with heretofore unproven criminal charges and a flaky civil lawsuit brought by drunken people pending in the background. This breaking news from the Standard-Examiner "live" website:
Ogden officer called hero during mall shooting resigns
Just the kind of thing we we've come to expect in the BossGoffreyWorld upside-down inverted universe, we guess, where truly rotten people are branded "good," and heros are indicted.

Sad as hell, as we said.

5 comments:

Britney said...

Not to worry. with the exit of Officer Hammond, we still have the Brave Mayor Godfrey, and the macho Chief Greiner to watch our backs.

No?

Curmudgeon said...

The charges are pending. We don't know at this point if they have merit or they don't. Officer Hammond chose to resign. Not wise to leap to conclusions at this point.

If he is guilty of what is being alleged, and I don't have any idea if he is, but if he is, his bravery on a subsequent occasion does not and should not earn him a free pass on a prior crime.

Wrong to leap to judgment, either about his innocence or guilt when all we have so far is an allegation and charges being brought.

ozboy said...

Rudi, you have a pretty biased and bizarre take on this. I mean I fully support the OPD as you know, but to lay this off as if it were one more case of perfidy on the part of the Lil Lord is a bit of a stretch. What if he is guilt? Why would the County Attorney press charges against a "hero" if he didn't have some pretty good evidence. What if he does have a history of sexually abusing female suspects? What if he is a bad cop? Does his one some what "heroic" action at the Trolley shooting give him a free pass to be a rogue cop? Why would he resign if he were innocent?

Just wondering.

Wm M said...

After the Trolley Square massacre, Brewskis tried running a newspaper ad claiming "the only meatballs bigger than our's belong to Kenny Hammond" ...

The Standard wouldn't run ad.

It seems like yesterday ...

I know zero details ... I just know this is a sad, sad deal ...

We would like to thank Officer Hammond for his dedication and professionalism in any dealings we had with him in his tenure with OPD ...

We wish him and his family the best ...

Bill Parker

Ron Yengich said...

Somebody let Hammond know if I can help in any way to call my office in SLC.

Ron Yengich 355-0320

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