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"These officers will be placed in a non-uniform role..."
Two Aurora, CO police officers were arrested in Wyoming this week after they were caught drunk in a patrol car, throwing trash out their windows, and driving erratically while on their way to a funeral.
But they weren't just driving drunk. The officer who arrested them told KUSA-TV he found a cooler of beer in the car, too:
The officers were arrested in Goshen County about 6:30 p.m. They were heading to the funeral of two officers from another department who were recently killed in South Dakota, Goshen County Sherriff's Capt. Brian Morehouse told 9Wants to Know.
Morehouse stopped the officers' car after a volunteer firefighter called dispatch to say he saw a police car speeding, a passenger throwing trash out of the car and the officers using the vehicle's emergency lights to pass other cars.
When Morehouse stopped the police car, he said he could smell alcohol in the car and found beer in a cooler inside the patrol car.
"These officers will be placed in a non-uniform role when they arrive back to work next week, where they won't have contact with the public until this serious discipline is reviewed," a police spokesperson said.
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