Thursday, August 30, 2018


Married Georgia cops are ARRESTED for bringing illegal guns on their Mexican vacation 'for protection'

Associated Press
August 28, 2018

A Georgia sheriff says two deputies have been arrested for bringing guns to Mexico, where it's illegal to carry such weapons.

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock tells news outlets Martelle and Shawana Davis were traveling to Cancun for vacation and were taken into custody when they got off their flight there.

The 36-year-old man and 31-year-old woman are married and both work for the sheriff's office.

Hancock says they brought the guns as a safety precaution after several killings were recently reported in Cancun.

The sheriff says the couple were fined and returned to the U.S. Monday morning after being arrested Thursday night.

'After working closely with officials in the U.S. and Mexico to resolve the issue, the two were released late Saturday on bond,' Hancock says.

He says they didn't violate his office's policy allowing officers to carry their weapons while off duty.

Hancock says there will be an internal investigation.

'I can't thank all those on a State and Federal level who took my phone calls to assist enough.

'Each one played an important role in the release of these two deputies. Our prayers have been answered.'

EDITOR’S NOTE: They were lucky to have their case resolved this quickly. Under Mexico’s ‘justice’ system, persons charged with a crime often linger in jail for months before there is ever a hearing before a judge.

Why would anyone want to take a vacation in a place where they felt the need to carry protection? If they felt the need to protect themselves in Cancun – not really a bad idea – why did they ever choose Mexico for a vacation? They could have had an exciting vacation in Chicago or Baltimore where as cops they could have roamed around with their guns.


Trey Rusk said...

They were lucky.

bob walsh said...

Mexico has no sense of humor whatsoever and no belief in "professional courtesy" about illegally armed outside cops. In addition, why the hell would ANYBODY go to MEXICO on a freaking vacation? Sounds like a double dose of stupid to me.