Metro cop quits amid allegations he pulled gun on another officer

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 10:00am
Staff reports

A Metro Police officer who allegedly threatened a co-worker and made comments related to the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas has resigned, WSMV Channel 4 reports.

West precinct Officer Bruce Landes allegedly pulled a handgun from waistband and pointed it at a fellow officer during roll call last week at the Edgehill police substation.

Police said Friday the weapon in question belonged to Landes and not the police department.

Sources told WSMV his threats made reference to the shootings at Fort Hood.

The officer's personnel file shows he has been reprimanded three times in his eight-plus years at the department.

Landes resigned Tuesday citing personal reasons.

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7 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 11/11/09 at 9:11

Hope they checked it to make sure it wasn't a throw away.

By: CAH on 11/11/09 at 9:43

Come on ID, your starting to sound like a Liberal. That's something Dooley, D'Argent or Loner would say.

By: localboy on 11/11/09 at 1:13

too bad

By: ezwill on 11/11/09 at 1:50

Well, GOOD! Another criminal hiding behind a badge is off the streets in West Nashville. You can believe if he would pull his weapon on a fellow "cop" he will darn sure draw and use it, unnecessarily, on citizen.

By: xhexx on 11/11/09 at 2:17

What's that we kept hearing last summer? Oh yeah, only the police should have guns. HAHAHAHA

By: Magnum on 11/11/09 at 2:21

I doubt this is that last we will hear of on this loose screw. If he is dumb enough to pull a gun on a fellow cop while others are around and dumb enough to make references to the tragedy that took place at Ft. Hood, its probably only a matter of time...

Might be someone you want to keep an eye on...

By: frank brown on 11/11/09 at 2:42

It appears that a lot of mal-adjusted people apply for jobs as policemen, They were probably nobody types in high school and think carrying a gun with a badge upgrades their inner-self. That very well may be true. Unfortunately it does nothing for their outer-self. They remain as always nobodys.