Bartonsville, Virginia – A developing story is beginning to gain traction in a medium-sized police agency in Virginia for all the wrong reasons.
It appears that an officer with the Bartonsville Police Department doesn’t have to worry too much about running short the day before pay-day.
It was recently uncovered that Officer Barry, a day-shift officer for that agency, made a considerable sum of money in 2017.
How much you ask?
That’s $190,000 thousand dollars!
And if you were wondering, Officer Barry’s salary is just $40k! The rest was made at various extra duty and overtime assignments.
It is not uncommon for officers to supplement their ridiculously low pay with overtime and extra duty. Officer Barry has taken it to a new level.
Some have asked how his earnings were leaked to the press.
It appears that Officer Barry likes to brag about his sizable earnings.
To anyone that will listen.
A humble servant
“He pretty much makes sure everyone knows that he made more than the Chief and the City Manager last year,” quipped Officer Daniels.
“One would think that you would over-hear young recruits talking about case-law or defensive tactics in the halls of our police academy,” said Lt. Ortega, lead instructor for the academy.
“And you would be wrong.”
It appears that what most police recruits like to discuss on their breaks is how much money Officer Barry made last year.
He has been lifted to almost legendary status among the young officers as well.
A disturbing trend has now started where many officers are practically killing themselves trying to work as much extra duty as they can, even forgoing sleep.
Even more alarming is the dramatic decrease in productivity from those officers.
It seems signing up for that extra-duty assignment is a lot easier than actually working it.
Little do the green (very slight pun intended) officers realize, there is a price to pay for going after the kind of cash that Barry has obtained.
Many who have tried have found themselves experiencing serious relationship problems.
The most sinister part being unable to break free from the grueling long hours because they have become so accustomed to living a certain lifestyle with their big checks.
You can see Officer Barry pictured above on one of the three boats he owns. We were unable to confirm if the woman he is with is his wife or girlfriend.
And that’s not the worst of it.
The worst of it
After all of the accolades and love fest thrown at us, mostly from Barry himself, we decided to look deeper into his work performance.
Although Barry had presented himself as a hard-working cop, we uncovered the opposite.
Records revealed him to be consistently at the bottom in every conceivable stat or benchmark compared to his fellow officers.
On his last evaluation his supervisor commented that he was “lazy, un-motivated” but added “throws a great shift party with only the best micro-brews and food.”
Records also revealed just how little work Barry actually does with only 7 traffic tickets issued for the year.
And even though Barry works in one of the most crime ridden precincts, only 3 arrests were made by him. It looks like Barry obviously cares more about money than he cares about his work product and reputation.
We wondered if Officer Barry was an anomaly or was this type of officer prevalent in other departments?
To our shock it appears that every department has their own Officer Barry.
Some have several.
And we are confident that yours does too.
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