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Posted: 11/2/2015 2:28:35 PM EDT
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/marlin-texas-police-chief-darrell-allen-shot-suspect-custody-n455816





A Texas police chief is in critical condition after being shot in
the head while working security at a bar early Sunday morning,
authorities said.


               
             
                   
Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen was working a
security job at the Laid Back Lounge II in Temple when he got into an
"altercation" with a suspect and was shot while attempting to detain
him, according to the Temple Police Department. Allen was "in uniform"
but off-duty at the time of the 1:30 a.m. shooting, Temple Police Sgt.
Allen Teston told NBC News.


               
             
                   
Initially, Allen's head wound was considered
"life-threatening," and he was brought to the Baylor Scott and White
Hospital in Waco, which is about 40 miles north of Temple. Allen was in
critical but stable condition Monday afternoon, according to police.  

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Suspect is in custody




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The bad part is the suspect in only 'detained'.
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 3:05:36 PM EDT
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The chief is working a side security gig at a bar?
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I am guessing that it is a very small town.

ETA: Looked up their website.  8 patrol officers.  I would guess that a town that size doesn't pay that much even as a Chief.
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We can't work side gigs at bars, strip clubs, etc.
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The chief is working a side security gig at a bar?

I am guessing that it is a very small town.
Marlin (where he is chief) is, yes. Temple, where the shooting happened, not so small.





Chief is black,  Laid Back Lounge is all black.














 
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Nothing good happens after midnight.
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5800 people. I probably make more per hour than he does.

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The chief is working a side security gig at a bar?




I am guessing that it is a very small town.



ETA: Looked up their website.  8 patrol officers.  I would guess that a town that size doesn't pay that much even as a Chief.




5800 people. I probably make more per hour than he does.

The state is getting ready to dissolve the Marlin school district, if that gives you an idea of the kind of town where he is chief.

 
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We can't work side gigs at bars, strip clubs, etc.

Neither could we, I got my pee pee smacked by IA for doing it.
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 4:02:17 PM EDT
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Marlin is a dump that only exists because there is state prison there. I doubt the chief  made more than $10 an hour at his day job.
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My town.  I'm actually doing some work for the next few months a few blocks from where it happened.

If you find "laid back lounge" on Google maps, it's catty corner from the Temple PD.  Downtown is an interesting place.  Decent stuff mixed in with pure junk.

Both suspect and chief were black, if anyone's looking for a racial angle.
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I am guessing that it is a very small town.

ETA: Looked up their website.  8 patrol officers.  I would guess that a town that size doesn't pay that much even as a Chief.


5800 people. I probably make more per hour than he does.
The state is getting ready to dissolve the Marlin school district, if that gives you an idea of the kind of town where he is chief.  

For you to know all this, I suspect you aren't far from me...
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My town.  I'm actually doing some work for the next few months a few blocks from where it happened.

If you find "laid back lounge" on Google maps, it's catty corner from the Temple PD.  Downtown is an interesting place.  Decent stuff mixed in with pure junk.

Both suspect and chief were black, if anyone's looking for a racial angle.
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You really aren't far from me...
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My town.  I'm actually doing some work for the next few months a few blocks from where it happened.

If you find "laid back lounge" on Google maps, it's catty corner from the Temple PD.  Downtown is an interesting place.  Decent stuff mixed in with pure junk.

Both suspect and chief were black, if anyone's looking for a racial angle.
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Yep, downtown Temple is .  Nice restaurants and office buildings just up the street from shithole bars (if you can really call them "bars") and abandoned buildings.
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Hope he recovers quickly.
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Ahhh. Someone knows Marlin. It's like a little slice of Detroit in central TX.
It is a shit hole. They are currently fighting Austin to keep their school district open due to poor performance.
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Marlin is one of many tiny towns along the I-35 corridor by Temple/Waco/Killeen.

the whole dept is probably 3 guys.
there's a big hospital in Temple; I guess Waco has a better trauma center.
they certainly got some practice after the Twin Peaks affair.
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I have been saying that for 30 years or more!

Prayers for the officer.

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Ahhh. Someone knows Marlin. It's like a little slice of Detroit in central TX.
It is a shit hole. They are currently fighting Austin to keep their school district open due to poor performance.
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Marlin is a dump that only exists because there is state prison there. I doubt the chief  made more than $10 an hour at his day job.


Ahhh. Someone knows Marlin. It's like a little slice of Detroit in central TX.
It is a shit hole. They are currently fighting Austin to keep their school district open due to poor performance.



I  spent 4 days in Marlin interviewing witnesses to a homicide. All three were in the prison.  I drove back home every night just so I did not have to stay anywhere around there.
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Yep, downtown Temple is .  Nice restaurants and office buildings just up the street from shithole bars (if you can really call them "bars") and abandoned buildings.
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My town.  I'm actually doing some work for the next few months a few blocks from where it happened.

If you find "laid back lounge" on Google maps, it's catty corner from the Temple PD.  Downtown is an interesting place.  Decent stuff mixed in with pure junk.

Both suspect and chief were black, if anyone's looking for a racial angle.


Yep, downtown Temple is .  Nice restaurants and office buildings just up the street from shithole bars (if you can really call them "bars") and abandoned buildings.


Well there ain't a heck of a lot to downtown Temple.  
Link Posted: 11/3/2015 1:35:07 PM EDT
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If you blink you miss it?

BigDozer66
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my first thought.. that department must pay shit.
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