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What Really Happened

(Las Animas, CO) -- Bent County Undersheriff Wick Turner cleared up some confusion on a recent social media post that showed a Sheriff's vehicle towing a camper at Blue Lake recently.

This one...posted by Clay Turner on the Bent County Bulletin Facebook community page.

Turner told county commissioners that the staff member was told they could use the truck to hook up to a camper in a yard to move it to another location. Turner says his office never cleared the employee to take it camping. He said the worker has received discipline and a long conversation.

Turner said the Bent County Sheriff's office would never authorize use of a county vehicle for personal use such as camping.

The deputies are allowed to drive their patrol vehicles home at night as is policy with many law enforcement agencies.


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