Springdale Police Officer Danny Cox, the school resource officer at Springdale's Southwest Junior High School, resigned last week after being accused of stealing $27.66 worth of food from a Walmart Neighborhood Market through the self-checkout kiosk. Springdale Police Chief Kathy O'Kelley said she expects misdemeanor charges to be filed against Cox, who once quit the police force to work at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Springdale before being rehired by the department in 2001.
Rogers Patrolman Jonathon McClain was fired for violating several departmental policies and rules. McClain was waived through security at XNA on the pretense that he was there on official business to escort an inbound prisoner from California, when he was actually there to pick up his daughters. Police Chief Steve Hamilton said McClain was fired not for carrying a firearm into a restricted area under false pretenses, which is against federal law, but for being dishonest. Although he flunked a polygraph exam about the airport incident, McClain is appealing his firing.
At least they weren't stealing test answers, taking roadside bonds, tipping cows, downloading porn, strip searching parking violators, having sex in their patrol cars, or pretending to be 13-year old girls on the internet.