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Hillsborough Deputy Demoted for Leaving Gun in Theater

Hillsborough Deputy Demoted for Leaving Gun in Theater

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- A sheriff's detective has been demoted and will be suspended 10 days without pay after an internal affairs investigation found him negligent for leaving his loaded gun in a Tampa movie theater bathroom stall.
 
Officials say Luke Hussey's demotion from detective to deputy goes into effect this month. The demotion comes with a significant reduction in pay.
 
The 13-year veteran of the Hillsborough county sheriff's office was off-duty and celebrating Father's Day on June 16 when he left the loaded 9mm glock pistol with a 10-round magazine filled with bullets on the toilet dispenser in a Tampa theater bathroom. Hussey was seeing the Superman movie Man of Steel.
 
A 9-year-old boy found the gun and his father disarmed it and called 911.

 

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