Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brandon Shane Mundy & the Thin Blue Line

The small amount of police officers (dressed in blue) standing between the criminal element and the law abiding citizenry is the standard meaning of "the thin blue line."

The "Thin Blue Line" logo pictured is the current Facebook image for Brandon Shane Mundy, a former police officer with the town of North Courtland. According to news reports, North Courtland's Chief Alex Taylor dismissed Mundy some months ago after being informed of the results of the state's investigation into last July's fatal crash involving the patrol officer.

Now a Lawrence County grand jury has indicted Mundy on two counts of vehicular homicide. If Mundy should be found guilty of these charges, what would be the expected sentencing outcome? From the Alabama Code:

Section 32-5A-192 Any person convicted of homicide by vehicle or vessel shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), or shall be imprisoned for a term not less than one year nor more than five years, or may be so fined and so imprisoned.

Whatever the outcome of the charges against the 30 year-old Mundy, we doubt he will ever again be included in that thin blue line he obviously still considers himself a part of.

Related post: Brandon Shane Mundy--Cowboy Cop?

Robert Rhett Trevino died in an auto accident yesterday. Unfortunately, such accidents are no longer rare. It is rare when the driver of a vehicle is found to be, to put it politely, nude.

Witnesses say Trevino's vehicle first wrecked at the intersection of East Grand and John R, continued across Woodward, and traveled to the 400 block of West Grand before the fatal impact. Trevino was arrested in Sheffield last October on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.