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Police chief can't shoot, loses gun and badge


RICHLANDS, N.C. (WKOW) -- The police chief of a North Carolina town has been prohibited from carrying a badge and gun because he couldn't shoot straight.

Police Chief Thomas Bennett was suspended after failing his recent annual firearms qualification exam.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that Bennett has been police chief in Richlands, near the Atlantic coast, since 1999 and plans to retire this summer.

Bennett's suspension also means he cannot turn on the blue lights on a police cruiser or make a traffic stop. However, he says he is still able to perform job duties related to managing the police department.

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