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New constable allows friend to fire gun into air

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) - A newly elected constable was questioned by
sheriff's deputies after allowing a friend to fire his county-issued handgun
into the air at a party.

The constable, elected earlier this month, was at a friend's house late
Saturday when Cameron County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of
shots fired.

The constable and the homeowner appeared to be drunk and the friend
admitted to firing the gun, according to the incident report. Neither man
was charged.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081119/D94HN8MG1.html
 

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I think in Texas "Constable" is more of a legitamate LE position and not the joke that it is here in Mass.

I remember waaay back, when COPS was in Texas for the first time, there was an episode that had a segment which featured Constables.
 
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