If I failed training for my job, I wouldn't get to keep it. Even more so if I constantly lost my temper with the people I worked for and with.
And I don't even carry a badge and a gun, like Brent Whan.
From the News-Sentinel report:
That event was followed by an apparent example of road rage while Whan and Baker were responding to an officer-assist call. Baker said Whan encountered motorists and pedestrians “in his way” while responding to the call, and he let out a profanity-laced tirade during what Baker described as a bout of “fiery anger.”If this isn't a roadside TASERing or shooting waiting to happen, I don't know what is.
That shift closed with a traffic stop that Baker said was as bad as bad could be. Whan and Baker pulled a woman over for an undisclosed violation, and the woman was reportedly highly uncooperative with Whan. That made Whan's tactics and demeanor worse, Baker said. Baker said the stop got so bad that he was forced to let the woman drive off while he sat Whan down to discuss his issues.
And from the Journal-Gazette:
[Whan] received a three-day unpaid suspension in March for violating the county’s sexual harassment policy, improper conduct and immoral conduct.Not really helping there.
I'd have to say it's a no-brainer to support Sheriff Fries in letting Whan go. Just because someone's in law enforcement shouldn't mean they have any greater right to keep their job than anyone else.
[Late EDIT] Deputy loses badge over anger problems - Leading to Sheriff overhauls applicant psych test