The following comment has just appeared under the article about McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Greg Pyle’s having being denied bail in the Federal charges he is facing:
“This guy was my FTO (Field Training Officer) when I was hired as a deputy with McHenry County.
“And he was exactly why I left the FTO program…when I was less than a week from completing the program.
“No, not a ‘wash-out’, just resigned after seeing the quality and ethics of many of the deputies.
“This guy, Pyle, and my next FTO were just plain strange.
“Pyle would actually drive around with the patrol windows down and his radio cranking rap music so loud that I had to ask him if I could turn down the radio to hear our calls (not to mention I was just plain embarassed!).
“He got mad and wrote me up that day for being ‘mouthy’.
“One deputy, whom I won’t name in this post, actually told me ‘You drive around while I sleep’; and he did just that.
“He also showed me the ‘napping spots’.
“He’s been promoted to Sergeant.
“I was disgusted…and this changed my view of law enforcement forever.”
Incidentally, McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s fund raiser is Thursday night at Boulder Hill Country Club.
With all the people interested in law enforcement that attend, there should be some interesting conversations.
If previous fund raisers are any indications, those without reservations will be welcomed.