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

Temple Texas Cpl. Kenneth Sheka (courtesy

“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,” 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.


  1. avatar Removed_californian says:

    “Only the police and military should guns.”

    1. avatar Didymus says:

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

      1. avatar Galtha58 says:

        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.

      2. avatar Accur81 says:

        You’d think a grammar nazi would know how to treat the first letter of a sentence.

        1. avatar Mark says:

          And proper punctuation at the end of said sentence.

        2. avatar percynjpn says:

          You would think so, wouldn’t you?

        3. avatar AC3 says:

          BOOM! Head…SHOT!

          That was a pretty good takedown of the grammar nazi.

      3. avatar Grindstone says:

        Grammatik macht frei

      4. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

        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.

      5. avatar What about Bob says:

        I was taught not to start a sentence with the word “and,” capitalized or not.

        1. avatar William Burke says:

          “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

        2. avatar WedelJ says:

          Just because he was president doesn’t mean he knew the proper way to construct a sentence.

        3. 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.

      6. avatar William Burke says:

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

      7. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

        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.

      8. avatar Darren says:

        “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)

      9. avatar BDUB says:

        It looks like alcohol and a keyboard don’t mix either. Do we have an award for that?

      10. avatar clickboom says:

        “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.

      11. avatar bontai Joe says:

        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.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    Yep. Alcohol and guns. Always a wise choice.

    And don’t this dude look like Coon-Ass in “Fury”.

    1. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

      The moment I saw him I thought he looked like an actor that played in the Stallone movie “Cobra”
      His name is Brian Thompson

  3. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    They should start calling him Cpl. Farva,

  4. avatar pwrserge says:

    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.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Unfortunately, he will probably be back on the job soon enough.

      His actions should, instead, permanently disqualify him from being a law enforcement officer.

      1. avatar percynjpn says:

        Of course.

    2. avatar percynjpn says:

      Of course.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    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.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      And besides that, the wall was probably painted a color that would just infuriate anyone within 10 ” of it, giving further reason for any armed person to open fire!

    2. avatar Former Water Walker says:

      At least it wasn’t a DOG…c’mon $2500? Let’s wear blue in his honor…

    3. avatar Accur81 says:

      I’ve been on Vegas casino floors that looked like they were moving in all sorts of directions.

    4. avatar percynjpn says:

      No doubt!

  6. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    “Consumed alcohol before…”
    It’s almost comical the way they word it.

  7. avatar Mk10108 says:

    This one slipped over the border and under the wire and his police friends didn’t check his low brow behavior.

  8. avatar Grindstone says:

    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”.

  9. avatar Gunr says:

    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!

  10. avatar Dunebuggy says:

    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.

    1. avatar anomad101 says:

      A high standard to start with would help. Presidents are sworn in with less.

  11. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    His mug shot reminds me of that turn of the century one. The dude with the huge ears.

    1. avatar Ben says:

      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.

      1. avatar percynjpn says:

        I think you’re confusing the word “some” with “many”.

  12. avatar anomad101 says:

    Every police officer is a potential threat. Most of them failed elevator school. They could not learn the route.

  13. avatar anomad101 says:

    Some of my best friends are police officers, many times they escorted me to jail safely.

  14. avatar Brett in MS says:

    Maybe he was confused and he thought he was doing a desk pop.

  15. avatar Nelson says:

    More #GovtTerrorist POS who didn’t get purged by the nonexistent ‘good cops’ xD

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      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!

      1. avatar Nelson says:

        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.


  16. avatar Mark Lee says:

    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!

  17. avatar bmworld says:

    lol awesome i move out that way next week !!

  18. avatar Marc says:

    It looks to me like he got shorted a few gallons from the gene pool.

  19. avatar Bob Wall says:

    Time for some “corporal punishment”!

  20. avatar Jeremy in AL says:

    Maybe there was a picture of a dog on the wall.

  21. avatar Dustin says:

    Highly trained! Superhuman! Better than us toothless, uneducated, hillbilly, cousin-humping ammosexuals!

  22. avatar Dustin says:

    Is Cro-Magnon Brow the new thing?

  23. avatar Dustin says:

    It was an assault wall. Nothing to see here…

  24. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    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.

  25. avatar Aaron says:

    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.

  26. avatar Dumbass Jerk says:

    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.

  27. 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.

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