An off-duty University of Kentucky police officer managed to cause the cancellation of a YMCA basketball tournament in Georgetown, Kentucky. All because he left his heater in the stall after duty called. In a story that could have been titled, Careless Cop Cancels Cager Kids’ Contest, bgdailynews.com says, “A coach from one of the participating teams found the gun at the Scott County YMCA and officials had canceled the event by the time the campus officer reported the weapon was his more than an hour after it was found, according to Georgetown police. . .
YMCA official Rob Van Til said agency was counting on money from the tournament. Georgetown Police Chief Greg Reeves said the “Y” probably lost between $800 and $1,000 because of the incident.
All because the copper couldn’t manage a deuce without losing control of his gun. Sure, cancelling the tournament may have been something of an over-reaction. But awarding the off-duty flatfoot our IGOTD award definitely isn’t.