Prediction — Dan Maes Will Be Polling Under 10% By November

Pull the plug, Dan:

Dan Maes was fired from a small-town police department either because he was a threat to powerful people, or because he bungled an investigation into an alleged gambling operation by tipping off the suspects.

It depends on who’s telling the story.

A former head of detectives from the Liberal, Kan., Police Department said Thursday that Maes in 1985 let slip to a member of the Andrade family — soon to be Maes’ in-laws — that police were investigating a football bookmaking operation run out of the family home.

Sonny Ralston, 67 and now chief of police in nearby St. John, Kan., said the slip-up cost the department the investigation, which Ralston oversaw. No arrests were made. No charges were filed.

Seriously, is it even remotely plausible that a young local cop was such a threat to powerful interests that he had to be run out of town?  Maes’ story sounds like a bad Patrick Swayze movie from the ’80s.

Published in: on September 17, 2010 at 10:52 am  Leave a Comment  

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