Temple Texas Cpl. Kenneth Sheka (courtesy tdtnews.com)

“An off-duty Temple Police Department corporal consumed alcohol before he was arrested and charged Tuesday for allegedly firing his weapon during a law-enforcement gathering in El Paso,” tdtnews.com reports. And what, pray tell, motivated this perfect picture of a peace keeper to clear leather? First, the who, what, when and where. “Cpl. Kenneth Lee Sheka, 28, is charged with deadly conduct/discharge of firearm, a third-degree felony, in connection with the incident at a hospitality event associated with the 2015 Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas convention.” And now the why . . .

El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said Sheka made “crude remarks” of a sexual nature and inappropriately touched a female server at the adjacent Chase Suites Hotel, 6791 Montana Ave. The woman rebuked the corporal’s advances, told him not to touch her again and walked away, escorted by a man, when Sheka pulled out a pistol and fired one round into a wall, Carrillo said. Sheka was immediately subdued by other police officers in the hotel conference room.

So a simple case of pistol-packing petulance. At least the incident occurred in a room full of law enforcement officers – so there was no possibility of a coverup or the usual wrist-slap, right?

Sheka was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with bond set at $2,500. It was not known whether he remained in jail by press time Wednesday.

His jail photo was not immediately released by El Paso Police, although the department generally posts many mug shots online. A police report about the incident also was not immediately released.

Temple Police learned of Sheka’s arrest on Wednesday.

Cpl. Christopher M. Wilcox, public information officer for the Temple Police Department, said the El Paso department will conduct a criminal investigation and forward its findings to the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

Meanwhile, Temple Police will conduct an internal investigation through the department’s Professional Standards Unit.

“We expect our officers to adhere to our code of conduct,” Wilcox said. “We expect our officers to be professional and courteous, on or off duty, whether they’re in uniform or not.”

Temple Police standards include gun usage and training against sexual harassment, Wilcox said.

Did they say training against sexual harassment? Just checking. Anyway, for not knowing his target and what was beyond it, Cpl. Kenneth Lee Sheka gets TTAG’s IGOTD award delivered by a VERY butch mailperson. Meanwhile, let’s hope Cpl. Sheka didn’t get groped during booking. That would be terrible.

59 Responses to Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Temple Texas Police Cpl. Kenneth Lee Sheka

      • As laggy as this site is most of the time he probably thought he typed the extra word and it did not appear in his sentence. So, don’t be too hard on him. I can often type three words before they appear on my monitor.

      • The guy flubs a verb once and you go full grammar nazi on him? I could see maybe if he’d been an ass to people or slammed others for the same thing, but to come down hard just out of the blue like that? Wow. Let it go and walk away.

        • “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”

          John F. Kennedy

        • There is a widespread belief—one with no historical or grammatical foundation—that it is an error to begin a sentence with a conjunction such as and, but or so. In fact, a substantial percentage (often as many as 10 percent) of the sentences in first-rate writing begin with conjunctions. It has been so FOR CENTURIES, and even the most conservative grammarians have followed this practice.

          Both Garner’s Modern American Usage, and Fowler’s Modern English Usage call this belief a superstition. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of English Usage (or MWDEU) says, “Everybody agrees that it’s all right to begin a sentence with and,” and notes that you can find examples of it all the way back to Old English.

          Apparently this ‘don’t use ‘and’ in the beginning of sentence’ stems from those who don’t know their grammar history.

      • Tell you one thing about proper sentences: they begin with a capital letter and end with a period or question mark.

      • Hey Didymus, Removed_californian may have omitted a word in a sentence which is essentially a typo. It’s easy to do as your brain still reads the sentence. Your punctuation along with sentence structure is substandard and shows basic English mistakes that are beyond that of a simple typo. You have no room to be critiquing others.

      • “and you should go back to 6th grade English as a 1st language. there you will learn how to construct a sentence”

        And you should go back to 6th grade English as a 1st language. There you will learn how to construct a sentence. (The word ‘and’ is not proper for starting a sentence either)

      • “and you should go back to 6th grade English as a 1st language. there you will learn how to construct a sentence”

        Lol! Grammar Nazi fail, that’s not even close to a “correct” sentence.

        And $2500 bond is a joke, if a mere subject put a round in the wall at a busy public place he would be paying more than 250 bucks to bail out.

      • And maybe you should hang out at “The Truth About English” blog where everyone is free and willing to criticize everyone else’s writing style and grammar. Geepers, I really hate grammar and spelling police jumping all over someone for missing a letter or period when the poor guy’s post is still easily understood.

  1. This is exactly the sort of situation that should get a book thrown at him. I guarantee you that if it had been a “civilian” the guy would have gotten ventilated or would still be in jail getting a regular protein enema.

  2. Sheka pulled out a pistol and fired one round into a wall

    I’m sure that the wall made a furtive movement and had it coming.

  3. And yet if you’re a biker and happen to be in the same parking lot as a fight, you get arrested and your bond is set to 1 MILLION. This dude gets a measly 2500?

    Also, I’ll bet money this isn’t the first time he’s sexually harassed women. Including under the “color of law”.

  4. So their gonna keep paying the dipshit until he goes to court. If I was was on the job, and arrested. you can bet your bippy there wouldn’t be a penny coming in until I got back to work.
    Nice, how that works if your employed by the same folks that run the jail and courts!

  5. Any law enforcement person who is guilty of a crime should have not less than twice the punishment than a civilian guilty of the same offense. LE personnel have sworn oaths To enforce such laws and protect the citizens. There by any law enforcement personnel that breaks that sacred oath and trust should be held to a higher standard.

    • He does look a bit inbred.

      Sadly some criminal thugs slip through the cracks and get a badge.

      Most cops I know would have already beaten the snot out of him for acting like that, if he was in their dept, and making them all look bad.

      I hope he gets the book thrown at him that violent pervert.

    • Yeah, I can’t believe how he didn’t get ‘purged.’ You know, other than being arrested and suspended as a prelude to being fired.

      Those damn corrupt psychic cops KNEW he was gonna do that, they let it happen!

      • Overwhelmingly impressed by your witty GovtTerrorist-dildofuckery hardy har har sarc. raison d’être; there maybe a future for you yet as a PR script doctor.

        Yeah, ’cause you know, they apparently ran thorough background checks and did psych. eval., as much as the oink oink kunts use google map or do reconn before daily SWAT raiding min. of 2 wrong addresses, per day, in Murica.

        xD

  6. When by way of alcohol consumption he was no longer burdened by the average human’s ability to reason, he undoubtedly must have rationalized that he was no longer bound by normal human constraints; thus he effortlessly crossed over to the dark side and became a “Lawless drunk white man with a gun”. Really makes us EDC people look like angels. Let’s see if this case is handled just as timely and publicly as any other case in this jurisdiction. Oversight! Oversight!

  7. Poor boy. He thinks he’s a sexy pile of cop beef and isn’t used to rejection. I wonder how many ladies he’s pulled over have been victims of that guy? I’ll guarantee there’s other transgressions.

  8. I’m really sick of cops being held to lower standards than anyone else. They should be held to HIGHER standards.

    If a non-cop got drunk, harrassed a woman, and fired a round in an establishment, he would probably get charged with terroristic threats along with a long list of other charges, and probably not get bail.

  9. Alrighty then…sounds like somebody has a case of the Modays. As chairman of ‘The National Intraweb Forum Grammatical Foundation’ which oversees matters such as this, I would like to lend my expertise in hopes of putting to rest the said infraction so we can all take a deep sigh of relief and resume this otherwise remarkably derailed thread properly. So,,,by the power vested in me by the United States of America and the NIFGF, I hereby declare the quote by, Removed_Californian to be typographical in nature thus exempt from any and all NIFGF rulings and bylaws.
    Your welcome.
    As you were.

  10. No double standards I would end judicial discretion and sentencing and bail and sentencing would be the same for everyone, he would have the same bail as a non cop. Thanks for your support and vote.Pass the word. mrpresident2016.com

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