LRPD Chief Reprimanded After Losing Department Gun
|Kenton Tramar "Barney Fife" Buckner loses his gun|
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner says he was issued a written reprimand by the city manager after losing his station-issued handgun.
Buckner says he realized the gun was missing over Memorial Day weekend when he was moving from an apartment where he was living to a home he had bought.
The chief says he doesn't know whether the gun was stolen or misplaced but pointed out there were several movers, cable company workers and other strangers in his house during the move.
During an interview Wednesday, Buckner called it a "regrettable moment."
Buckner says the gun was valued at about $460 -- money the chief says he repaid the department.
Buckner described the gun as a "back-up" weapon that he usually kept "close-by."