A Jefferson police officer received one day of suspension without pay for his involvement in what a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy believed to be a suspicious situation on Labor Day. The officer and a female were found by a JCSO deputy late at night on a backroad near Jefferson.
But Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman denied that the officer did anything wrong.
“There was no evidence of wrong doing,” said Wirthman. “The (JCSO) report makes the situation look like there was something.”
Wirthman said in addition to suspending the officer, he had a conversation with him about meeting with people in areas that look suspicious.