Posted in: News

Officer Fired For Ticket To 3-Year-Old Who Urinated On Lawn

Officer Fired For Ticket To 3-Year-Old Who Urinated On His Law

An officer was fired for giving a ticket to a 3-year-old who urinated on his lawn.

The officer who was fired, Ken Qualls, issued the ticket to the mother of the 3-year-old boy, Dillan Warden, after the boy unzipped his pants and prepared to urinate in the family’s front lawn, MSN reported. The 18-year veteran of the police force wrote a ticket for a $2,500 fine, which was later dropped.

The ticket for the 3-year-old urinating on the lawn was changed to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which comes with a smaller fine.

The officer who was fired the for 3-year-old’s ticket said he was just doing his job, the man’s attorney said Wednesday. Qualls said he was responding to complaints that someone was urinating on vehicles when he came across Dillan dropping his pants on the family’s lawn, The Oklahoman reported.

Extra patrols had already been sent to the area where the Wardens lived after complaints of loud parties, beer bottles thrown into lawns, and cars being urinated on, Police Chief Alex Oblein confirmed to The Oklahoman.

The attorney for Ken Qualls said that the officer feels let down by the city and police force for failing to stand by him.

“He is disappointed with the city because he put his life on the line for the city every day,” attorney Jarrod Leaman said.

Piedmont Mayor Valerie Thomerson said City Hall fielded more than 200 emails from residents upset over the incident, leading to the officer being fired for giving the ticket to the 3-year-old.

Articles And Offers From The Web

Comments

316 Responses to “Officer Fired For Ticket To 3-Year-Old Who Urinated On Lawn”

  1. Eke Terao

    yea the cop was doing his job…let me have my son piss in the front lawn of whoever fired him see how you like that. I even toss a extra bouns!

  2. Don Cook

    what a dork. putting "his life on the line"? As in ticketing a 3-year-old? cops have to grow up, pull up their big-boy pants, and stop using lame-"heroics" to defend their control-freak stupidities.

  3. Richard Perry

    He was going to urinate in his own family's yard – not somebody else's lawn!

  4. Richard Perry

    He was going to urinate in his own family's yard – not somebody else's lawn!

  5. Richard Perry

    He was going to urinate in his own family's yard – not somebody else's lawn!

  6. Ulna Cal Calloway

    He is disappointed with the city because he put his life on the line for the city every day,” attorney Jarrod Leaman said.
    This officer is a first rate JERK.

  7. Ulna Cal Calloway

    He is disappointed with the city because he put his life on the line for the city every day,” attorney Jarrod Leaman said.
    This officer is a first rate JERK.

  8. Ulna Cal Calloway

    He is disappointed with the city because he put his life on the line for the city every day,” attorney Jarrod Leaman said.
    This officer is a first rate JERK.

  9. Karmah Chameleon

    The 3 year old wouldn't be tall enough to urinate on anything more than a tire. The parties and beer bottles tells who the real culprits are and it isn't the 3 year old.

  10. Anonymous

    @ Don Cook – What the hell do you know about putting your "life on the line?" Earn your badge, load your gun and then tell me who's putting their life on the line. I get so fed up with this new generation of low life scum that thinks the world owes them something.
    My brother wears a badge and dad was killed wearing his. I hope you never, ever have to bury someone you love because they put their "Life on the line" for a POS. However, if that day ever comes, maybe it'll get you to keep your pie hole closed and learn to appreciate that not everything is going to be handed to you on a freaking platter!

  11. Kishmir Intuches

    A way too harsh penalty for a lapse in judgement. Cop should have been disciplined but not fired. Unless he has a history of civilian complaints, firing a cop for an over-the-top ticket is wrong. Think of all the times prosecutors over-charge defendants who get off because they were over-charged? How many of them get fired? But don't you think $2,500 for public urination by a biped mammal is a lot over the top? When a quadruped mammal, namely a dog, get's to pee for free? If the fine for public urination were $250 there wouldn't be an outcry. Blame the city father's who came up with the exorbitant fine.

  12. Antraniese Singleton

    WTF really? that little boy didn't pee on nobodys car. I f that had complaints about partying, drinking & loud music, I'm pretty sure it wasnt the toddler, douchebag.

  13. Mark A. Cecil

    This whole story is a JOKE. So what if the kid had pee'd on the lawn. It's better then peeing his pants and besides urine is a sterile fluid. No germs or bactiria in urine. Just water, usedus vitamins and minerals.

  14. Anonymous

    Could not agree more about some feeling like world-owes-them something part. Not all by all means, but certainly plenty who do.

  15. Manuel Rivera

    Did the thee year old was a suspect in having partied, throwing beer bottles, and uinating on cars? Where is the police officer common sense? I guess that's why he is being fired, that depatment doesn't need policemen that have no common sense. Also Was he puting his life on the line when he issued the ticket? Los angeles also have a bunch of paranoid policemen and sheriffs that for any small reason they soot people, not only once but several times of people that are not armed and their excuse is always the same "they fear for their life. 10 to 20 policeman armed to their teeth against an unarmed drunk.

  16. Robert Sudol

    If someone in authority clearly exercises poor judgement in one case, and it calls into question the individuals other decisons or actions, is that someone you would want in that position?

  17. Amisha Smith

    You're full of crap, gitano2112. Look, no one's disputing that cops have a dangerous job, and that they work tirelessly at their job to keep the peace. Well, the ones who aren't crooked to, at least. But what cops like the one in this article, and obviously you, have to understand is that it doesn't give you a license to be a bully or a thoughtless jerk. You're the one who seems to think that the world should be handed to cops on a silver platter just because they wear a badge. Well guess what? Cops are not the only ones in the world with dangerous jobs. Cops are not the only heroic people on the planet, either. The truth is, this cop was being a douche. a $2500 ticket? Because a little boy peed in his own yard? Please, just shut up. The more you defend this idiot, the more you embarass yourself. I'm glad he was fired before he could use his authority to bully someone else.

  18. Anthony Williams

    The only thing this "new generation" feels they are owed is respect as individuals, and the right to pursue our life the way we feel, so long as it doesn't impede a similar action by other individuals. Who are you, some washed up cop who thinks that police need more power?

  19. Anonymous

    I don't understand why they say they had to ticket for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Lord have mercy, every 3 year old kid in the world urinates outside at least once in his/her life and a lot of people all of their lives all the time. The USA is getting it's panties all in an uproar, it's people are becoming to uppity to even allow people to be human! People who are still normal need to help the whole of the rest of the USA, just to keep them from going crazy!

  20. Carolyn England

    If there is no bacteria in urine, what is the point of a urinalysis. There is a lot of stuff in urine… not just used vitamins and minerals. Urine is sterile until it reaches the urethra, where epithelial cells lining the urethra are colonized by facultatively anaerobic Gram negative rods and cocci.

  21. David Poole

    Putting his life on the line everyday – please stop with the BS platitudes. His life is only in danger because of too much sugar at the doughnut shop. Anybody who gives a $2500 ticket to a 3yr old for peeing has no common sense and should not be carrying a gun.

  22. Scott Velasquez

    he said he put his life on the line throughout his career. he didnt mean for this incident. open ur eyes.

  23. Timothy Harris

    This is a fail on both parties. The police officer should have just asked the mother to control the kid not issue a ticket and the police chief should not have fired the officer instead giving him a suspension. This is a example of both sides taking the situation too far.

  24. Anonymous

    no one forces anyone to being a cop…. that being said I appreciate them but they know what they are signing up for…

  25. Scott Astley

    @gitano2112-With all do respect to your brother, and a most definitely all the respect to your father, your family members wore those badges because they chose to wear them. Nobody forced them to put their lives on the line. NOBODY!! But the argument here isnt one of putting ones life on the life, its about one stupid ass cop who made a truly piss poor decision. Ticketing a 3 yr old is just ridiculous, so this cop brought shame to his dept by showing he doesn't have the judgement befitting someone who is given the ok to use deadly force.. I'm sorry about your father, may he always rest in piece, but this other cop got exactly what he deserved in my opinion. I'm sorry if you feel otherwise..

  26. Bill Haley

    Amisha Smith Amazing how it's always people who have a lifestyle that has them constantly running afoul of the law who have such skewed perceptions of law enforcement. First, as always, the news article doesn't tell the entire story…they never do. Second, I dare say the officer's first effort was not writing a ticket but rather, found the mother to be totally unaware that public urination is frowned upon by many. Most likely, he talked to the woman first and when she did not respond appropriately, he wrote the ticket. A ticket that was downgraded to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Tell me, just what sort of appropriate parenting allows such behavior?

  27. Moe Stuuge

    All you people ragging on this cop grow up, rules are made for all to follow. Where was this 3 year olds mother while he was outside peeing, in the house watching soap operas instead of supervising her brat?

  28. Bill Haley

    coloradodreamer24 While every boy urinates at least once outside in his lifetime, it's typically in the country. Pissing in public in the city, with no effort at discretion is a little much. If the boys parents were doingtheir job, there would be no ticket.

  29. Carl Freeman

    He shouldn't be fired unless he has a track record of bad judgment. Cops beat the shit outa people without getting fired. Dumb thing to do but not dumb enough to warrant termination of someones career.

  30. Robert Blohm

    What a great police officer, protecting us from 3 year old little boys who have to go "pee-pee" and have nowhere to go. This is the kind of man we need in the streets of New York, Detroit – someone with good judgment and the courage to take on the youth of our day. May I suggest a job checking parking meters in Nome, Alaska?

  31. Anthony KV Chin

    I don't believe great officer's should have to even say that he/she has put his/her "life on the line." If they're good at what they do — their work throughout the years of service will speak for itself. I know he was (and probably still is) upset, but he just has to realize and accept that what he did was wrong.

  32. Joseph Fagner

    None of you actually read the article did you? Just looked at the headlines. The ticket was not issued to the boy, it was issued to the mother. Justifiably so: A 3 y/o should not be outside dropping trow in someones front yard to take a leak. But some editor somewhere decided to alter the story to create a more sensationalistic headline knowing people would just react emotionally rather than look at the facts.

  33. Dcfc Soprano

    LAST TIME I HEARD, PUBLIC URINATION WAS A CRIME…….. DIDn't SAY HOW OLD YOU HAD TO BE, BUT IT IS A CRIME……… PETTY, MAYBE, BUT STILL A CRIME. MOMMA SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THE BOY INSIDE , IF HE TRULY WAS AT HOME. MOMMA IS THE REAL CRIMINAL……………. PERIOD!

  34. Anonymous

    I don't see you out there protecting your community Don, They do put there lives on the line every time they pull over stupid people like you. I want to thank them for it. Keep up the good work. Dam if they do and dam if they don't.

  35. Anonymous

    Filthy dirty stupid cops can only get away with their nonsense for so long….good riddance – see you at the drive thru window of McDonalds

  36. Nash Neilsen

    gitano2112 Don Cook is right and please don't defend the most defended gang in the world as police corpse have already with their notorious union. We appreciate though your family sacrifices, I lost many of my own family members to accidents at their work place and they did never even carried guns, mainly self employed, they called it work hazard, I think we all know being a policeman is not any kind of regular work but it's by choice. Just to mention policemen retires in their early 50th with full pension and medical insurance. Many of us don't have that luxury on their early 60th.

    To fine a little kid urinating on his own family lawn is way too much for a police work of 18 years of experience. Damn, were did they have him all these years? A common sense is all you need, he could politely ask the mother if that is possible to get him in a bathroom if he thinks it was out of customs for what the little kid did.Personally, I will just ignore. I will try my best to inform or put that note in my list for next educational or school exercises to teach the kids or parents what you suppose to do in such.

  37. Bo Reed

    So don't fine the boy, fine his mother. Its pretty basic to teach a boy how to use the bathroom instead of just peeing outside. Obviously there's a time and place and the boy wasn't taught the difference. I raised 2 boys and a daughter and they learned.

  38. Anthony KV Chin

    Sure, the ticket was not directly towards the kid, but to his mother. He was still the cause for the ticket.

    And okay — Let's say that there were complaints about a person(s) urinating on cars. I think the kid would only be able to reach the tires. That's still bad though, I'd agree, because of the lack of parenting, but at least give a warning. Sure the kid might not be responsible for the empty beer bottles, but he has gotten off with urinating on people's cars and you do want to punish the mother, there was a different way to go about it.

    A warning would have sufficed and sure, maybe he [the ex-officer] should have not been fired, but that was the route they chose. The city got together and sent the e-mail's and he got the boot.

  39. Allison Chapman

    Anytime a cop is fired is a great thing, I absolutely guarantee this is not his first complaint by citizens. Makes you wonder why he left his old job…

  40. Anonymous

    Can I write him a $2500 ticket for being a dumbazz retarded moron? I'd like to write a similar one to the chief of police for being a dumbazz retarded moron for hiring this moron, and I' like to write to Mayor Valerie Thomerson for her retarded stupidity in hiring this chief of police!

  41. Nash Neilsen

    Seems like you never have kids or took care of a kid. There is no parents which can keep 24/7 eyes on his kid or authorize on every single big or small step kids does. Rules are not made to be inhumane with no basic common sense, if you abide by rules you got to separate yourself of what you are.

    Rules are made to keep order and harmony in society and never been made to punish or fine people to start with. Unfortunate, Cities use the rules to generate income for the city and who is better than an officer of law to issue them. Do you personally prefer " serve and protect" or " Ticket and fine".

    In main stream of our society the first to break the rules is the one who is protected from such rules. If they get ticketed they know for sure their connections wipe out any violation they did, no question asked.

  42. Brian Leathers

    No shit Scott? But if you don't see see this cops a fucking idiot then you're as dumb as he is!

  43. Avory Johnson

    @ Amisha Smith Being related to a cop is nothing to be proud of. Cops are bad people. they are Overzealous Hall monitors with badges & guns. There only real goal is to take people to jail. They dont care about anything else. They are unregulated tax collectors. They dont do it to peotect & serve. THey do it for the power & control. Your Dad & brother are losers.

  44. Kim Soxx

    so what now, the kid was going to pee in his own yard, whatcha going to do put a 3 yr old on the sex offenders list for public urination? come on what a douchebag cop. Bet he's really proud of himself..bigman.

  45. Nash Neilsen

    Ya sure, seems they are doing excellent job. Fining a mother of little kid urinating. Are we running out of crime or real law violation? I advice the police to invest their time and energy and public money on more useful duties. They are protecting the community because that is their job and they get paid for it. Part of policeman job is put your life on line and that is the reason they carry arms to protect themselves!

    I think stucco58 you are acting stupid by calling others as such. You can thank the police by abiding the law as we all do, but don't encourage them to be above the law. In some European countries, if you don't have a specific humanitarian working hours you will never be accepted as a policeman. A policeman it's not just a job it requires allot of control and common sense.

  46. Nash Neilsen

    We don't know the facts but the city and the police should have more information. Assuming firing is not a simple decision to make for somebody been in service for 18 years.

  47. Andrew-Kathy Clark

    Okay…maybe it was a stupid ticket, but did the man really deserve to lose his job over this? Just because 200 people protest something — doesn't mean those 200 people are right either.

  48. Nash Neilsen

    True, but still count as fertilizer. Stories tell in old days they used urine as mouth wash to keep healthy teeth. Animal urine used in medication and others. But I assume it's not the subject here.

  49. Frank Mccue

    I am sure this officer has put his life on the line many times. It does not excuse him for his actions. There are cops everyday who break the law and get away with. They drive drunk, abuse their wives, take drugs, and many other things. There are bad people everywhere.

  50. Travis Archivist Atterberg

    "Extra patrols had already been sent to the area where the Wardens lived after complaints of loud parties, beer bottles thrown into lawns, and cars being urinated on" thus poor white trash

  51. Jason Coon

    doesn't matter, the law is written that your front lawn is in public view, exposing yourself in public view to drop trow is illegal at any age, the mother could have taken the boy inside to go to the bathroom, not the front lawn for everyone to see.

  52. Nash Neilsen

    We don't have any facts, blind as we are. The city and the police I assume knows better. I don't think complaints get somebody fired unless they are very strict as the policeman did show for the kids family.

  53. Danny Hall

    Bunch of ignorant folks posting comments on here about the guy ticketing the 3 year old. What part of "issued the ticket to the mother of the 3-year-old boy" do you NOT understand? This means the MOM got the ticket, not the kid. Sounds like you buncha semi illiterates jumping on the "he ticketed a 3yr old" bandwagon don't know balls about how to read and assess an article since you have missed this entirely.

  54. Chris Johnson

    This idiot is too stupid to wear the badge. If he can't decipher what to do with a 3 year old, I sure as well don't want him deciding anything more difficult.

  55. Anonymous

    It's about time. Firing a cop is a needed and seldom practice. I wish someone would start a watch dog group to get more intellectually challenged officers off the force. Hey I know….. Maybe we need to hire officers than finish college as opposed to the high school drop out selection we have now.

  56. Jamie Landers

    When I was little I pooped in a neighbors cinder block. You're right sir, just cuff me now.

  57. Ron Ayers

    "Put his life on the line." So why wasn't he doing that instead of ticketing 3-year olds? I doubt that he put his life on the line very many times durig his 18 years, if he thought he was doing his "duty" by giving tickets to 3-year old toddlers. Any man with no more common sense than this, has no business being a police officer.

  58. Jason Fiore

    lol piedmont HA. That's funny if it's pronounced PEEDmont. He should not have wrote the ticket. He should not have been fired. I also read it wrong and was going to try defend the officer because I thought the kid peed on the OFFICERS lawn. DOH. He is 3 you moron. It is his yard. Could have talked to the mom instead.—- My kid is 3. He would find a tree though. Or maybe come in the house? Why WAS the kid peeing in the yard? Was he locked out of the house? Our kid doesn't play in the yard by himself…he is 3. Maybe the parents are dumbasses. Maybe the officer knows them. Maybe the officer is just a dick. I don't know. Happy Holidays

  59. Scott Richardson

    My Dad died in the line of service also. My uncle is a retired Captain, and my nephew is a cop. Not one of them ever cited a 3 year old kid, I'll guarantee you that. Idiot cop.

  60. Scott Richardson

    My Dad died in the line of service also. My uncle is a retired Captain, and my nephew is a cop. Not one of them ever cited a 3 year old kid, I'll guarantee you that. Idiot cop.

  61. Ron Ayers

    32 years as a law enforcement officer, and I don't think this guy deserves to wear a badge either. No common sense. Surprised he lasted as long as he did.

  62. Tony Hubbard

    Here's a question to ponder.. did the cop let any speeder or anyone else off with a warning that day or any day prior? I mean, breaking the law is breaking law no matter what the situation, right?

  63. Tony Hubbard

    Here's a question to ponder.. did the cop let any speeder or anyone else off with a warning that day or any day prior? I mean, breaking the law is breaking law no matter what the situation, right?

  64. Jason Fiore

    Yes they can. You DO NOT let a 3 year old outside..alone..period. Even on the porch. We are talking a 3 year old, not a teen. As for the rest of what you wrote, no comment. Your first two sentences make you a moron.

  65. Anonymous

    Double talking bullshit artist cop….really thought was going to work on this matter….DUMB ASS! By the way, shit for brains, any child's piss smell, isn't alkaline smelling…..like the adults and teens you've been hosting beer busts with that your neighbors have all been complaining about….stop contributing to the idiocy of your insanity with your commrades druggie friends….wanna make a bet boys and girls those beer busts hosted in his neighborhood with the pissing idiots are his "rookies…." LET"S surveil this moron's house for the next ten to twenty years and see exactly what's up…bet you all he's getting high on more than one thing…and it ain't from stress at work that makes him do it, either.

  66. Chris Lucas

    No disrespect about your lose, but I think you need to get a grip. Seriously man, The kid is 3 years old. IF HE RESPECTED his badge instead of dishonoring it and looking at it for what it is, he went to far. It has nothing to do with what your family. The officer is there to server the community which a lot of cops seem to forget. Most cops look at ever situation as my life is on the line. He would not of lost his job if he was in the right. More cops need realize that they do not make the laws. What he did was illegal. He filed false charges against the parents. Which losing his job is the least that should of happened. More cops need to be held to those standards. Cops tend to bend the law to fit there needs all with the I put my life on line as a defense. He is not above the law. He does not make the laws. It is clearly obvious that he doesn't even understand the laws. If he doesn't understand the laws then he should not be wearing the badge. The child should not be ticketed for this act as he does not know what he is doing is wrong, or he is just acting out. It should of been dealt with by the parents. As others have said he was just bulling the parents. He got what he deserved. If it would of been you they would of thrown you in jail and fined you for filing a false report. You should think about that. They should of thrown the book at him instead of letting him off so lightly.

  67. Chris Lucas

    Yeah the charges should of been totally dropped. But then they would of been sued. They cant have that. So they changed the charges. Or the parents might have pleaded down. Just to get it over with. Which is more likely the case.

  68. Ron Ayers

    So, instead of locating the ones having loud parties, throwing beer bottles on lawns, and urinating on cars, this lazy cop "catches" a 3-year old to justify his efforts in the pursuit of the persons who generated those complaints? He took care of those complaints didn't he? Good work Deputy Fife.

  69. Chris Sanchez

    I don't think he should have been fired. On the other hand use common sense. Tell the mom to keep a better eye on the boy then move on. Its not like the kid is going to rob the local doughnut resturant. Support the good cops and get rid of the bad ones.

  70. Ron Ayers

    Sounds as though you are the "illiterate" one. We KNOW he issued the ticket to the mother. But, the ticket was issued because of what he saw the 3-year old doing. We are "jumping" on the fact that a police officer issued a ticket because he saw a 3-year old urinating in his yard. I guess you just "missed this entirely."

  71. Ives Marcelino

    Lemme guess, You're siding with the guy that gave a ticket to a 3 year old? Blind Loyalty. That's the problem with you cops, your false sense of entitlement, and standing by fellow officer at the expense of the law you have sworn to protect. Keep in mind it's us taxpayers that pay your salary. You answer to the people.

  72. Franklin Miller

    David , You are a loud mouth dick head that doesn`t know squat . The officer does NOT make the fines or punishment . The courts do !! He did his job & you would probably be the first one to call on his services if anyone peed in your Wheaties !!! Get a life !!!

  73. Travis Archivist Atterberg

    this kids family has been an ongoing problem in there community, and yes he did take care of those complaints since now there in the public eye Im sure now child services will be knocking on there door soon

  74. Dewayne Brooks

    Blah blah blah…he put his life on the line? Nobody forces you to be a police officer and he gets a check bi-weekly for that matter; you knew the job was dangerous when you applied for it…this guy obviously has psychological issues and does not need to be a trusted public servant!

  75. Tony Ingalls

    Here we go again in this great PC world. A person does something, upsets the general public, and they are fired. I would think that a week's suspension without pay should be just about enough, if not too much. The fact that there was still a charge kept in place against the mother of the child validates that there was some kind of wrong doing or premeditation, otherwise there should have been no issue at all. The easiest thing in the world is comb through everything a peace officer does… Just imagine what a better place the world would be if people actually followed the law, not because they believed in the law, but because they respected it?

  76. Jennifer Hunter

    Ok..first off.. he didn't give the ticket TO the 3 yr old..he gave it to the mother, who can't even keep her kid from dropping trou and peeing wherever the mood strikes him… Second, the mother deserved it! If some stupid hobag let her brat piss on my lawn, I'd be wanting to see her ticketed too!

  77. Jennifer Hunter

    Ok..first off.. he didn't give the ticket TO the 3 yr old..he gave it to the mother, who can't even keep her kid from dropping trou and peeing wherever the mood strikes him… Second, the mother deserved it! If some stupid hobag let her brat piss on my lawn, I'd be wanting to see her ticketed too!

  78. Jennifer Hunter

    Ok..first off.. he didn't give the ticket TO the 3 yr old..he gave it to the mother, who can't even keep her kid from dropping trou and peeing wherever the mood strikes him… Second, the mother deserved it! If some stupid hobag let her brat piss on my lawn, I'd be wanting to see her ticketed too! Sick to death of parents who won't parent.

  79. Sheila Montgomery

    People need to control their kids but God help anyone brave enough to say so. I do NOT think the cop should have been fired bc parents need to be responsible for their own kids. The ticket was an excessive amount and I don't agree with that. What's ridiculous is letting your kids go pee on other people's property. Teach them where to use the restroom. I guarantee that if an adult peed in someone's yard all hell would break loose but it was a kiddie. Why is it acceptable to let kids get away with stupid behavior like screeching in restaurants among others?

  80. Ron Ayers

    This officer admits that he never actually saw the 3-year old urinating, but that he saw an older child from the same family "leading him to a spot." Also, Officer Qualls was one of 7 Piedmont police officers who earlier in the year signed a letter of "no confidence" against a fellow officer on the force. It has been reported that these officers believed their fellow officer was a "plant" who was hired in order to spy on certain officers on behalf of the previous Chief. Qualls himself had only been on the Piedmont force for about 1 year. More to Officer Qualls and the Piedmont police force than meets the eye.

  81. Ron Ayers

    This officer admits that he never actually saw the 3-year old urinating, but that he saw an older child from the same family "leading him to a spot." Also, Officer Qualls was one of 7 Piedmont police officers who earlier in the year signed a letter of "no confidence" against a fellow officer on the force. It has been reported that these officers believed their fellow officer was a "plant" who was hired in order to spy on certain officers on behalf of the previous Chief. Qualls himself had only been on the Piedmont force for about 1 year. More to Officer Qualls and the Piedmont police force than meets the eye.

  82. Mitch Morgan

    So what age should children/parents be held accountable for urinating in public or on someone's property?
    Get off the officer's back. Maybe this 3yo should go on a cross country lawn peeing tour. Maybe he could set a record.
    for Guiness. Or better yet, he can get his own reality show. He can team up with Honey Boo Boo. All you officer haters.
    should invite this kid to pee on your lawns.

  83. Jen Owen

    He was fired because of the complaints, not because of the ticket. He offended someone, or in this case, many someones, so he was fired.

  84. Jen Owen

    He was fired because of the complaints, not because of the ticket. He offended someone, or in this case, many someones, so he was fired.

  85. Jen Owen

    Anthony, I agree that they shouldn't have to say that but they do because of these morons that don't teach their children what is right and wrong, just because the parents think its okay, doesnt make it okay. they live in society they are agreeing to the rules and if you break the rules there are consequenses, although I do think 2500$ is a little excessive

  86. Bob E Wills

    little boys are gonna pee outside that's just what they do. They do not wanta stop playing long enough to go in the house and Mom stops them from going outside again and having a good time. And if I was the chief…I'd have wrote the subordinant a ticket for all the trouble he'd called and then fired his a** anyway. he's NOT civil servant type material, he's just too stinking stupid to carry a gun for sure. I doubt he would be qualified to pick up garbage for the city. So…the chief sent him down the road kicking rocks and that's what he deserves period. Only problem is….there's a whole lot more just like him still sucking up tax payer money that they need to fire besides him.

  87. Anonymous

    This makes me glad to be from Oklahoma, cops who act like dips shouldn't get the department's or anyone's support. It is very refreshing to see an institution that normally only looks out for itself at the expense of those who pay its bills, that actually looked at the behavior of this cop and said you know what we ain't covering for that crap get a new job hopefully one that isn't riding on the backs of the working man. Too many people make their living off of the peoples taxes.

  88. Anonymous

    great thing to tell our youth today, you may get fired for doing your job. last time I checked it is against the law to pee in public like that, plus he did not give the ticket to the kid but to the mom who should have enough control over her own child that they are not peeing in public. Of course when you do not allow parents to punish their chilrden any more with put them getting in trouble for abuse and this is the society you get.

  89. Bob E Wills

    oh my GOD not this s**t again…please? Stop all the bulls**t please. I get so trired of hearing that I could puke. Yeah, yo daddy was killed wearing a badge? you lying sob you didn't even have a daddy and there are no heros that wear a badge. If they fire that pistol at least once in their life time as a cop ?….it will be at the range because they get paid to do it. period!

  90. Travis Archivist Atterberg

    no one gets put on the sex offender registry for urinating out side unless there was acts of a lascivious nature involved while they were doing it, thats the biggest cop out I've ever heard if thats the case then millions of campers nation wide should be registering right this very minute

  91. Bruce Smith

    Poor judgment by the ex-officer. This was a golden opportunity for community policing which would have possible made a good impression on the little guy and maybe would have improved the department’s image with this particular family. It definitely would not have resulted in the public back lash that ended up costing the ex-officer his job. 18 years of service done due to a few minutes of stupidity. IJS

  92. James Scarborough

    There are good cops out there. But then again there are cops that once they get their Badge and Gun they let it goo to their head. they think that they are above the law and can do anything they want because they are a police officer.

  93. Steve Benson

    Sounds like the officer was justified for what he did. Shame on that kid's parents. If this is the kind of respect for the property of others that this 3-year old has, I would hate to see him in another 10 years. Shame on the parents, and shame on the city and the police force for failing to back this guy up. They should have allowed the original charges to stand. From the look and sound of things, though, there seem to be a lot of people out there who are missing the point here and aren't interested in the concept of personal responsibility.

  94. Mark Stevens

    Being an officer of the law use to be about explaining why not to do these (minor) things and then sending you on your way or taking you to your house and turning you over to your parents. It's all about control, quotas, and money anymore. How do they even charge them with contributing to a delinquency of a minor?

  95. Anonymous

    They fired him for this? What a crock! He should have been given at the most a refresher course on what is and what isn't a ticket-able offense , but to fire him for doing his job is definitely wrong! Sounds like the mayor is trying to cover her own butt. I hope that he sues the city for wrongful termination. I think that he'll win. By the way, I do think that he was a idiot for issuing the ticket in the first place! Call it a loss of judgement!

  96. Aimee Hudson

    So if the kid didn't do anything wrong.. Why was his mother still charged on a lesser offence?

  97. Giovanni Montana

    I poo on my lawn 60 yrs ago officer. Is this guy a pedofile? At 3 years old you cannot hold like an adult simple as that! You can pee in bed even you are 10 you damm ass! If I'll be a judge I'll put you to kiss boy ass for one week!

  98. Anonymous

    I guess the union found a way to get out of another retirement payment.

  99. Rick Helms

    THIS MAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED…THE CITY WAS CORRECT ON TERMINATING HIS EMPLOYMENT…..WRITING A TICKET FOR PISSING IN YOUR OWN LAWN….GIVE ME A BREAK.

  100. Anonymous

    this is a true fact Frank, i have seen it many times! So drunk they fall out of the car, what do they get a ride home, Abuse what happens to them nothing, know one that doesn't work certain days because of taking oxycotin these days every week B.S. if it was a average citizen, they would surely be arrested and have to go to jail, pay fines and all the other stuff, but since they have a badge its ok for these things to happen

  101. Anonymous

    Taking progressive action would have been appropriate, the parents should have been notified first, THEN a ticket if it occurred again, the child was on his own lawn not in the street or on a neighbors property, why don't the cops go after drug dealers and illegals you know criminals.

  102. Anonymous

    After dealing with drunks, drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, and illegals all day everyday how would you react when so many people totally disregard the law?? If it were not for the police these people would turn this country into MEXICO!!!

  103. Anonymous

    andrewlearmonth lets all hope someone is kicking the hell out of you on the street and the cops just drive by, sounds like you are a basement dwelling criminal and should be locked up.

  104. Anonymous

    This officer should have been suspended and not fired. What has happen to common sense? Ticketing a 3 yr old for urinating on the grass.Not only that, but a $2500.00 ticket. It appears that this officer was trying to make a point by bulling the parent or some other intention. This guy is an 18yr veteran, the city doesn't just fire you unless you have really done something wrong. Must be more to the story, the cop's work history or judgement. That being said, the cop is still a boarder line village idiot. There is no telling what other B.S. this guy has pulled hiding behind a badge.

  105. Anonymous

    Jason Coon so is there a public nudity law? a kid running through his own yard? public view? of course lets all worry about a kid pissing and not about the National Debt, idiots.

  106. Anonymous

    Who said the kid was alone? and be honest YOU have NEVER pissed in public EVER!! RIGHT??

  107. Timothy Barnes

    what a brave man, he gave a ticket to a mother because the little boy couldn't hold his urine, 2,500 dollars could bankrupt a poor family and he could care less about it. now he's unemployed and crying about how he put his life on the line, guess what we don't care.

  108. Anonymous

    hes 3….y ticket the mom though like your baby brothers never peed n weird places.

  109. Kate Gallagher

    What a stupid man, any way one looks at this, the cop is stupid. We so have to draw the line, bottom line the man is an eegit and should be around a weapon, or the public.

  110. Kate Gallagher

    get over yourself, there are bad apples in every profession and as of late due to camera's and other recording devices cops are getting caught for a multitude of criminal activities. There are some good cops, but I fear from what I read there are a lot that are NOT. These people are in a position of authority and they abuse it constantly, we are not talking about of stellar college graduates.

  111. Janet Holmes

    What I find disturbing about u is the fact that u in a rage about Don expressing his thought about robo cop writing a ticket to a three year old boy(this is too stupid for words) and at the same time milking the fact that your father was killed in the line of duty and how dangerous is job was,well u know what I am a flight attendant which make my job just as dangerous but I chose this profession…Oh please,cry me a river…Glad they fired is ass…While there are ALOT of wonderful decent police out there,there are also some reall BAD ones…………@gitano112.

  112. Kim Soxx

    better check your laws, if they decide to charge you for urinating in public/ indecent exposure then yes you most certainly go on the sex offenders list, and by the way I was being sarcastic but obviously that was wasted since you didn't seem to comprehend it.

  113. Ellen Oakley

    Before you bitch get the facts he issued the ticket to his Mother. Second line of the story so I am sure you all read it right?

  114. Dave Sharp

    first of all yall.. the ticket was to the mother not the bratty little kid that wasn't taugh to whip it out and pee in public. Now every cop in that town has to wonder before he issues a ticket.. hmmm will I get fired for this.. I'm sure the law doesn't have an age restriction so where do you draw the line.. And second of all so what if 200 people sent in emails whinning about this.. there were probably countless time that many who agreed. The officer broke NO laws by issuing the ticket and maybe a don't do that anymore from his spineless boss but firing was an even worse injustice. If I was a cop in that town I would look for another town to work in. And to all you morons who don't like what I said I hope a 3 year old comes and craps on your front porch and gets away wiith it.

  115. Anonymous

    Bottom line: poor judgment.

    What crime did the 3 year old commit? In order for a crime to be committed there are 2 components: the act and the state of mind. The kid peed, and not in his pants.. do you think he was criminal in his intent to whip it out in the front yard?

    This guy is lucky if he does not get a USC Title 42 Section 1983 civil rights lawsuit slapped on him for violating this kid's civil rights (4th comes to mind immediately) and a Title 18 USC ss 241 and 242 criminal action filed against him for operating under the color of law.

  116. Hunter Smith

    So the officer solved the cased of the loud parties, beer bottles being thrown on yards and cars being urinated upon. Once the 3yr old dropped his pants the officer knew he had his man. Sounds like the TSA agents who prevented the toddlers from boarding the plane with their family because they were on the No Fly list.

  117. Mark A. Cecil

    Test for electrilite levels, drugs but in general urine is harmless. There are more germ and harmful bactiria in a kiss then a piss.

  118. Michael Koffski

    Yeah, I've peed in public. And guess what???? I got a ticket for it just like this kid! lol

  119. Francisco Vazquez

    As a police dispatcher I think this is utter bullshit to fire a veteran cop for doing his job. Maybe the fine was a little steep at first but the mother should have gotten a damn ticket. The kid needs to be taught morals. And urinating in public IS a crime. And since the kid was a minor, and may have not known better the mother should also be responsible for knowing where her child is and what he/she was doing. Kudos to the cop, the mother deserved a ticket.

  120. Anonymous

    Don't be so ignorant, he didn't say his life was on the line ticketing the kid. I don't agree with the ticket, but firing him is going abit far. Guess it's ok for a bad cop to beat the hell out of someone. But not ok for a decent cop to just do his job.

  121. Mark A. Cecil

    All those reporting that urine is toxic are misinformed. Urine is sterile and contains excess products that the kidneys deem as not important at a particular time. Consuming urine has no ill effects, it is in fact helpful to your body. Toxic products can only be found in feaces not in urine!! From answer bag.

  122. KenandShirley Locke

    Just how many men pee outside?
    Alot!
    This is a three year old, when they have to pee , they have to pee.
    With age comes understanding to pee somewhere no one is watching or can see you.

  123. Mina Farahmandi Lewis

    He should have sent him home with a written warning to mama and daddy who would hopefully teach him that whipping it out in public and peeing on the neighbors lawn is not appropriate. No way should he have given him a ticket but no way should he have lost his job. The ticket should have been torn up but the police department and the officer should still be working – a little wiser this morning!

  124. Anonymous

    That's horrible that he was fired over this. There must be another agenda involved in this that we are not aware of. Doing that to a police office after 18 years of service. Although that was a stupid thing to do, he didn't hurt anyone and ended up the butt of a lot of jokes.

  125. Michelle Nicholas

    If you're letting your 3 year old pee in your neighbor's yard, you're a scumbag and you should get a ticket. For those of you making blanket statements about police officers, you make me sick. My boyfriend is laying in agony as I type this after his fourth back surgery. He hurt his back on the job, trying to arrest someone to keep our city safe. Until you're willing to put anything on the line for others, shut the F up.

  126. Michelle Nicholas

    Little boys should not be peeing outside on someone's lawn. If I saw someone letting their kid drop trow in my yard, the very least I would do is give the parents an earful. He shouldn't have been fired for this, this whole story is just ridiculous as are most of the posts on here. Why don't some of you do a ride along with one of your local officers so you can see what they really deal with on a daily basis in attempts to keep your streets safe? Or maybe, listen to five minutes of a scanner.

  127. Twentyfour Seven

    So the cop was investigating complaints of loud parties, beer bottles thrown into lawns, and cars being urinated on. Yes, it's pretty obvious that this 3 year old was the culprit… That cop deserves to be fired for not investigating hard enough.

  128. Gerald Rice

    So the city overreacts to the cop's overreaction? The ticket was ridiculous, but it's just as ridiculous to suggest the officer should have done nothing. I was a three year old boy once and I didn't pee on people's lawns. I think something should have been done and a ticket wasn't inappropriate. A $2500 ticket was over the top, but so was the city firing the officer for writing the ticket. Yes, he should have been reprimanded, but terminating him was too much. And where was this boy's mother as he was taking the pish?

  129. Brian Tillman

    Anyone who wants to downplay a cop putting his life on the line is so out of line. They take a job, that dosent pay all that well, and is required to put their life on the line to protect us. I have a friend that's a cop and he posts on Facebook officers who died in the line of fire from all over the country. It a very real possibility and a very real fear. Shame on you for making light of that. When someone breaks in your house at 2 am, don't call the cops if you don't respect them… see how that works out for you…

  130. Janice Sonntag

    Joseph you did not read the article. The boy took a leak in his own yard not no one else. And the person say that kids will do it just to keep playing will do it. Now I do not condone what the boy did was wrong, he should have went in the house to take a piss. But answer me this, would you condone someone taking a piss out in the woods, that is not right either but no one say anything wrong with that. It is nature that is all. Rather pee somewhere than on oneself.

  131. Rebecca Krieg

    ur doing a good thing byhaving a voice bri. altho…does it make it wrongthat while reading i pictured u in characteras shadow mcgraw & for some reason u sounded like scruff mcgruff chicago il 60652

  132. James Bergen

    Proud revinue officer is better discription here. We have far to many of them. And we need far more than 1 removed from service. As for pissing on cars. May I recomend a modle T induction coil. Easy to hook up. No one will touch your car but once. and as to piss on it? Have your cam set up for that. Why bother thr police? They do not like to be called away from revenue service might cost them there good buddy bonus doing crime.

  133. Michelle Nicholas

    Are you serious? I hope you never need the assistance of a police officer. My boyfriend was a cop and he did put his life on the line, and now his thanks is being permanently crippled, all to protect some whiny ass loser like yourself.

  134. Erik Audé

    I agree with dropping the ticket, but not firing the guy. After 18 years, he should at least be given a warning. There's probably more to the story too as there usually always is. Maybe the mother came out and started mouthing off, and got on the cops nerve. Maybe she didn't and he really is just a dick. But everyone makes mistakes. Everyone. I don't think the guy should be crucified for it. He made a mistake and that's just being human. I hope they can forgive him and he can learn to handle things more positively next time.

  135. Michelle Nicholas

    What's disgusting to me is that I just read someone's comment that "the only good cop is a dead cop." Is that really what our society has come to? Some of these comments make me scared to walk the same streets as some of you. For someone to say something so hateful and ignorant really blows my mind.

  136. Brent Rayder

    An officer was fired for giving a ticket to a 3-year-old who urinated on his lawn.

    "The officer who was fired, Ken Qualls, issued the ticket to the mother of the 3-year-old boy, Dillan Warden" This kind of contradicts the title of the article doesn't it?

  137. Keith P. DeWeese

    The ticket was issued to the mother (not the child as the misleading, sensational headline would have one to believe) responsible for what looks like a monster. A human being, no matter how young, is never too young to start being taught civility. Looks like a case of "Like parents, like child." I think everyone just needed some "timeout" over this though. The policeperson took it too far, but I haven't yet read that the mother tried to stop the child, reprimand him, and tell him to apologize to the policeperson. A lot of this could have been avoided with some good old common sense; and, if the woman's fine was reduced, why not the policeperson's punishment? Isn't a couple days suspension more in keeping with this "crime?" Morons all around.

  138. Rod Colson

    ah well, finally a little bit of justice for a first class ass… no one in society asked this sob to be a jerkoff, if he has no common sense he should not be armed,,, this is just a case of a time bomb being dismantled before it went off… no simpathy here for this moron…

  139. Michael T Johnson

    If he was responding to past crimes, including urinating on cars, are we really expected to believe that he thought a 3 year old was in any way connected to past crimes… Do not know what his problem is, but a ticket to a 3 year old, please.
    And please stop with the BS about long serving…. this is a ticket to a 3 year old,,,, on the face of it, pure and simple power mad bullying!

  140. Roger Humphrey

    First of all he didn't write the three year old a ticket, it was written to the three year old's mother. What kind of mother lets her kid pee on the neighbor's lawn, and if she wasn't there to stop it the question has to be asked….what kind of mother leaves a three year old unattended. I think the lady needs more then a ticket.

  141. Tony Celestre

    I disagree zeppelin, tickets should be outlawed when there is no victim. No victim no crime. Certain things i do agree with because of potential hazards. Running a red light, is a hazard, could endanger others and a ticket is justified. Wearing a seat belt, is not a hazard to anyone but yourself, and by the Constitutions own words, is an illegal law. Urinating on the front lawn is his right, he is not hurting anyone, and probably doesn't even understand at this age. Government is in the wrong for issuing a ticket for this regardless.

  142. Annie Butler

    Most police officers are extremely by the book in their early years but after 18 years they mellow out and don't sweat the small stuff like a toddler seeing on the lawn. This guy has probably been rigid his entire career. This is not the first time he has "pissed" the Mayor off, this was just the final straw.

  143. Anonymous

    the little boy is lucky he dosen't live in las vegas, these idiots here would just shoot him, they would just claim they were in fear of their life (pee was flying all over the place!) he made a furtive move, I had no choice……….

  144. Johnny Chimpo

    The now ex-cop is an idiot. If you are a male, the world is your urinal. 3 year olds can't be expected to be discreet with their peeing.

  145. Anonymous

    "just doing his job." Yes, of course you were, and so did the Nazi soldiers who went stormtrooping the Jews.

  146. Joseph Pullara

    he wrote the ticket to the mother not to the 3 yr old… and the ticket albeit for the wrong violation was upheld in court… therefore the cop did nothing wrong but put down the wrong code on the summons.

  147. John MacEnulty

    Instead of focusing on the isolated incident of the ticket itself, how about looking at the context of the overall situation. The article states: " Extra patrols had already been sent to the area where the Wardens lived after complaints of loud parties, beer bottles thrown into lawns, and cars being urinated on".

    Sounds like this is a problem property to me. If so, then not only was the officer justified in giving THE PARENT a ticket, the city and the department should be ashamed of themselves for not standing behind the officer. The residents of the neighborhood who have apparently been complaining about this property should be ashamed of themselves for not standing up for this officer.

  148. Jack S Rebolledo

    Best thing a cop can do is park their car behind a warehouse and read the paper for 8 hours then go home. Collect your tax payer check and avoid any conflict.

  149. Joey Baker

    Tony, not wearing a seatbelt is in fact a danger to other drivers and pedestrians in the event of an accident, it is not a hazard to just the person in the seat not wearing the belt. People without seatbelts on can become projectiles and along with serious injury to themselves can also hurt pedestrians and other drivers/passengers in the process. You are incorrect that its not hazardous to anyone else. This is the difference between seatbelts and motorcycle helmets. As far as the cop, all cops are pricks he deserved it one way or another. He was doing his job, his job WAS to be a prick.

  150. Anonymous

    Oh well another I'M A COP and never do anything wrong is gone. And no one put a gun to his head and said be a cop.
    put your life on the line everyday he chose that.

  151. Anonymous

    Our tax dollar at work. I am however wondering who is dumb enough to ticket a 3 year old? And people wonder why Officers of the law get no respect. Don't get me wrong I have had a run in with a bad cop, he went waaaayyyyyyyyy over the line with me but rationally I know all Police officers aren't bad, they actually do stick to protect and serve.

  152. Darell Lange

    as far as I'm concerned a 3 year old should know better or the parents should have taught him better.
    i agree a $2,500 ticket is a bit much the parents should be ticketed instead.
    and the cop should not be fired period.

  153. Anonymous

    I believe two wrongs don't make it right, while common sense would say citing a 3 year old for peeing in the yard is ridiculas, it also is a little extreme firing and 18 year police office, unless there was more behind the scenes. Anyhow a demotion and some remedial training would have been the right call?

  154. Les Patton

    Common sense doesn't live in America anymore. I sometimes think this is the result of the zero tolerance mentality. Everything must go to some extreme. A $2500 fine for a kid that at that age didn't know he was doing anything wrong followed by firing a veteran police officer. Have we all lost our minds?

  155. David Floran

    Ok this cop needs to sue. yes that ticket was stupid but to get fired over it is absolutely BULL SHIT A warning hell even a suspension would have been more then enough but he did not do anything wrong to get fired…….

  156. Michele Stillman Blanck

    David Poole….perhaps you should close the barn door where you live. How were you raised that it is ok with you to urinate on people's lawns. I am glad the officer did something about it. It's disgusting.

  157. Michele Cushing

    So the lowlifes make a scene about their kid being busted for urinating to divert their guilt about their other mischief? I think it's helpful to the kid who was urinating.At least he got a big enough jolt that he has a chance of not growing up to be like the rest of his family.

  158. Anonymous

    Firing him doesn't go far enough. Just doing his job? Putting his life on the line? What utter BS. This kind of imbecile gives the rest of the cops a bad name. Adios idiot.

  159. Thomas Donahue

    Funny, but I read past the headline and it appears that the Mother and not the 3 year-old received a Citation. The Cop is responding to citizen complaints by the neighbors. If he does nothing, they complain. They Mayor appears to allow herself to be bent over backwards by "emails" complaining about the Officer's issuance of a ticket. I am retired law enforcement, and worst calls are when you know you won't make anyone happy. I wonder if public perception would be any different if the headline read,"Mother allows 3 year-old to urinate in front yard?" If this common practice, would you like this to be your neighbor? Had there been warnings? This is a tempest in a pee cup, and unless there is more to the story, the Mayor overreacted way worse than the Officer could have. He issued a ticket to the mother, not the child and bending to public whim the Mayor trashes a guy's 18 year career. 18 years experience doesn't come cheap and it's not easily replaced.

  160. Carey Williams

    The ticket as written for a small boy peeing in his own front yard, does seem excessive, but so is the response by the police department to fire the police officer. There may have been other incidents and this may have been seen as the last straw. 18 years service, the loss of pension and other rights that come with a full twenty year retirement is an extreme penalty. Surely an evaluation by the police department should include a psychiatric evaluation. Should we wonder about the state of mind the policeman was in. It was a case of poor judgement, and if deemed unsuitable for street work, surely a man with 18 years service could have been found other work within the department?

  161. Coral Sue Layman

    I agree wholeheartedly for the ticket. Parents should teach their children common courtesy and respect, and if they cannot then they must pay the consequences.

  162. Joe Reiser

    he should be fired! this is exactly the reason people don't like police officers. if any worker who was not in a union did crap like this at their job, they would be fired on the spot. this falls under the category of common sense, and if this officer doesn't have it, he is better off without a gun.

  163. Anonymous

    Firing the cop was a total over-reaction. Plain and simple. Flipping bureaucrats!

  164. Anonymous

    cop should have just told the kid no and its wrong, 2500 dollar fine? really?
    cop shoulda been fired and fined 2500 dollars just for being a jerk!

  165. Melinda Swift

    Actually, according to this article, he did not ticket the three year old. He ticketed the MOTHER of the three year old. For letting her kid take a whiz on the front lawn in public, instead of going inside to pee. I understand if there are no bathrooms nearby, but the kid was at home. Plus cars have been pissed on, and there is a good likelihood its the kid doing it, so the officer was in the right. At least in my ever so humble opinion.

  166. Floor Guard

    Bad parents , will let their kids run all over you , and let them do what ever they want , in the store , restaurant or where ever. give the parent the ticket and give the cop his job back and then fire the chief.

  167. Anonymous

    Its not surprising that he ticketed the kid. Its surprising that he didn't arrest him. We have come to a point in where children are threatened with arrest for acting up in school. In some cases they even handcuff CHILDREN because they are loud or too active. The problem isn't this cop its us. Children are not adults and as such should be treated with care accordingly.

  168. Anonymous

    I get sick of hearing the I put my life on the line BS constantly. I am a veteran, and served during the first Iraq war, and I never tell anyone that stupid line. I do appreciate the kind words though on Veterans and Memorial day. But I never say that. You shouldn't serve the public to be acknowledged that you do it. If that is why you are serving for the wrong reason.

    Everybody that works puts their life on the line when they get behind the wheel of their car, get on the construction site, gets in the factory belt. Being a police office is not even in the top 10 of most dangerous jobs in our country statistically. Many of these guys that have the enormous power trip because they have a badge and a gun put themselves in needless situations, and are defended when they do something that would land a normal citizen in jail.

    Don't get me wrong, I am glad for the good cops we have. However, I am sick of hearing from these cops that serve for the absolutely wrong reason. Cops are supposed to be cool and being upset to the point that you cite a young child for peeing is arrogant and shows that this person is unable to think with a level head in a seemingly innocent situation. This is the type of cop you hear about tackling young children or elderly with unneeded force to subdue them.

    That is the BS from some of them that I hate. It is a case of a few bad seeds that get the most publicity and unfortunately it makes the whole profession look bad. I really wish we would stop reporting on these types of jerks and hear more about the cops that pulled people from a burning car, or jumped in to save a flash flood victim, or saved a child. Stop bringing attention to these pricks and when they perform something like this, just let them go. Let's glorify the good ones and make it a profession good people want to be a part of again. Not just the egomaniacs that are in it for their individual satisfaction of power.

  169. Madelin D Farrfan

    This overpaid jerk cop thought he has been "putting his life on the line?" What a self-satisfied, overprivlegded government puppet! I'm surprised that the city ONLY received '200 emails' complaining about this "public servant".. There are already way too many cops out there abusing citizens this way on a daily basis. Keep on firing!

  170. Anonymous

    He didn't ticket the kid, he ticketed the mother…and rightfully so if you ask me. Why is your 3 year old outside and unsupervised? Someone should have called social services.

  171. Ruth Mollyanna Wile-mills

    I READ A LOT OF COMMENTS. THE COP SHOULD HAVE WROTE EITHER WARNING OR A TICKET FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE AND GAVE IT TO THE CHILD'S MOTHER. WHERE WAS THE MOTHER WHEN THE CHILD STARTED TO PEE OUTSIDE ON THE FRONT LAWN? IF THE CHILD IS NOT TAUGHT THAT HE CAN'T JUST URINATE EVERYWHERE HE PLEASES. CAUSE IF HE IS NOT TOLD THAT HE CAN'T URINATE LIKE FOR AN EXAMPLE THE FRONT YARD WHERE EVERYBODY CAN SEE, WHEN HE GETS OLDER HE WILL PROBABLY KEEP DOING THAT AND IT MIGHT LAND IN JAIL. MY OPINION THE COP SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FIRED. HE WAS JUST DOING HIS JOB. HOPEFULLY THE MOTHER WILL TEACH THE CHILD THAT WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG.

  172. Adam Gale

    I love how they are blaming the police officer for the lack of parenting by the mother. The kid didn't just pee on the lawn, there had been NUMEROUS complaints about vehicles being urinated on. This wasn't about a power hungry cop, it was about a bad parent refusing to be accountable for the actions of their kids.

  173. Ernest Ellis

    What it all boils down to is common sense or the lack of in this case, maybe this is not an isolated incident for this officer? The life on the line argument is one for TV, I would bet there is a large number of Police that have never drawn their weapon? (let me know stats) Protect and serve! Andy Taylor would have helped the boy back on with his pants and moved on down the road but maybe Barney would have given him the ticket? Hmmmm

  174. Dale McCraw

    The problem you have here is that anyone who has raised a child knows that they do thngs that we don't necessarily condone or approve of. If we are all held accountable for three year olds doing silly or dumb things we are in bad trouble.

    On the other side of this it is glaringly obvious that the policeman was mad and using his position to send a message to the mother. And here in lies the issue. Too many cops using the job to bully, control, assault, and even kill unarmed people. With all the cameras around the public who used to be blind to it are now seeing it all over the place. I like many people have been pulled over and harrased just because some cop decided that I was doing something I wasnt. In both cases it was police harrassement and nothing else. No person should be given the kind of authority over others that we grant to people who often do not have the intellect, education, or self control to handle it. I appreciate the policmen and women who can do the job in the correct way and with an understanding of the rules.

    I watched a cop two days ago come around me on the interstate and run up behind someone in the passing lane way too fast. If the guy would have tried to pull into the right lane to get out of the way the cop would have totalled out both vehicles. He never used a turn signal and placed a lot of people in danger so he could give a teenage girl a ticket. So what if it would have taken an extra mile to pull her over? He doesn't understand that having blue lights flashing doesn't remove your responsibility in an accident. Things like this is why we all have attitudes when we see cops like this guy.

  175. Jeff Roberts

    "If this is the kind of respect for the property of others that this 3-year old has, I would hate to see him in another 10 years". It was not someone else's property. He was peeing on his own family's lawn. It says the police got a report of a loud party and someone urinating on cars. While it doesn't say who was doing this, I would bet it was probably a drunk adult, not a 3-year-old.

  176. Jeff Roberts

    most states do have an age restriction on laws. In 46 states, children under 10 cannot typically be charged with a crime. Whether this applies to charging parents for the actions of their children, I don't know. Also not sure if Oklahoma is one of those 46 states.

  177. Princess Bella

    Thank You after a year of watching the CRAZIES( tea partyers, Michele Bachman, Rick Santorum, Todd Akin , Richard Murdock, etc, etc, etc) play out on my television I have had enough of the craziies that cop had to go because he shouldnot have a gun, car, or a badge.

  178. Michael A Blackmon-Ham

    Hmmm, yet no one is asking where was the mother when her child was doing that. At 3 I knew that you just don't take your pants down and pee where you want. The ticket may have been extreme but doesn't warrant him being fired.

  179. Anonymous

    Not that I'm a cop defender, but he ticketed THE MOM… not the three year-old. Besides, a three year-old is old enough to be peeing in the toilet, not in the front lawn. And if he's not, his mom certainly should know better. The story said he was responding to neighbor complaints of their cars being pissed on, so I imagine there was prolly some belligerent behavior on the part of the boy's family that led to the ticket. Notice the story said the ticket was reduced, not dismissed, so the cop obviously had some justification for what he did.

  180. Diana Price

    Who in their right mind gives a ticket to a three year old? Besides how many of you out there have never peed on your property or someone elses at least once? No victim no crime, I agree. He should be ashamed of himself.

  181. Rich Nz

    Classic delusions of grander. Many cops abuse their authority and forget their primary mission, "to protect and serve". A simple please stop and warning would have suffice. But police have become primary means of revenue for many communities.

  182. Ernie Reyes

    I think some are being unfair to this officer. He has been with the dept. for 13 years and to be fair has put his life on the line for his city! Problem I have here is common sense, the action didn't fit the complaint. And this officer has not aknowleged the fact that he used bad judgement. Sorry no simpathy for that reason.

  183. Glen Chiappini

    So what city did this happen in…..does the cop work in south central LA? where the cops do put thier lives on the line everyday, or does he work in population 20,000 suburbia where his big duty is investigating loud dogs barking keeping awake the neighbors. Id say the latter, if he had real crime to deal with id like to think this moron would have some common sense.

  184. John Deno

    this stupid a s s cop should have been fired for giving a 3 yr old a 2500 dollar ticket..only an idiot would do that and should not be carrying a gun..what would he do next shoot a 5 yr old for taking candy..

  185. Anonymous

    Yes, the cop was a moron but since when are cops really bright. I guarantee that 95% of the people who thought he should be fired were the same 50 IQ, pansy dumbasses that voted for Obama. That would be the stupid young people, free loading minorities and rich hating middle class tools who think they are owed more.

  186. Lisa Smith

    you guys….come on… A TICKET CAN'T BE ISSUED TO A 3 YEAR OLD! The mother received the ticket because why she wasn't watching her child. Do I disagree yes…but if turn about is fairplay then the cop should have went over to the parents house and "peed on their lawn". At 3 my son peed in our yard, off the porch etc…but it was either my yard and porch or grandma's not the neighbors. Would NOT have fired him at the very least let him live with the embarrasment of "writing a ticket to a 3 yr old."

  187. Deb Driscoll Wells

    Suffice to say, urinating on a person's property is wrong, that is why we designed tiolets. This 3 year old, has been taught it is okay to drop is drawers and pee no matter where he is at. Lack of parenting skills, lack of being taught right and wrong, I think his parents needed to be fined to take parenting classes and be kept applying parenting skills, instead of partying. Cop did not do anything wrong.

  188. Anonymous

    It would be nice if every azzhole cops that went beyond his duty was fired. There's alot of cops like that.

  189. Anonymous

    This guy will go to another department in the area and continue to be a jerk there.

  190. Daryl Rescigno

    As a Law enforcement officer we have what is called discretion. There was nothing saying that this officer had to write a ticket for the 3 yr old's actions. That's where discretion and COMMON SENSE come into play. If this officer had any he would have said something along these lines to the mom.." Ma'am, we have been getting complaints in the area of loud parties and people urinating in public…I understand your son is only 3..but next time can you do me a favor and just bring him inside to the bathroom"……That's all it takes……..This guy should be disappointed in himself for writing that ticket, not for his agency not standing behind him….News Headlines should have read "Fired for not using common sense"…

  191. Greg Reuber

    To me its just bad judgement on the officers part. If he would have given the boy a stern lecture that could have prevented this whole situation and maybe get the kid to stop doing his "business" where he shouldn't be doing it. If that would have happened to me at that age I'm sure I would have been scared for a long time to come.

  192. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  193. Anthony Brown

    There is no training for common sense. If he couldn't handle that situation why should someone trust you when someone's life is on the line.

  194. Rosita Smith

    Hey, the defense claimed he saw the dog do it first and thought it was alright lol. (Moving from the joke) I don't think the police officer should have been fired. There was a 6 year old little girl arrested and sent to jail for being disrupted in class. (No violence or nudity) and everyone said ok. A three year old boy commits and actual crime. Yes it's a crime to pee in public.) The officer in that case gets fired. I'm not saying that there are different strokes for different strokes but I'm thinking it, aloud.

  195. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  196. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  197. Rosita Smith

    Hey, the defense claimed he saw the dog do it first and thought it was alright lol. (Moving from the joke) I don't think the police officer should have been fired. There was a 6 year old little girl arrested and sent to jail for being disrupted in class. (No violence or nudity) and everyone said ok. A three year old boy commits and actual crime. Yes it's a crime to pee in public.) The officer in that case gets fired. I'm not saying that there are different strokes for different folks but I'm thinking it, aloud.

  198. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  199. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  200. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  201. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  202. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  203. Johnny Jackson

    Your all missing the point Here! Whatever happen to Policemen handing out baseball cards and explaining in a nice fun way that what he did was not wrong! And it would be better for his safety and privacy if he were to go inside to the restroom. You would think he would have better thing's to be watching! like the child molester living down the street.

  204. Carl Francis

    This is just poor judgement on the officers part, I just can't see firing him over this, I mean, the guy has been a cop for 18 years, you would think that he's pulled boneheaded moves like this before that would have gotten him fired years ago……There's got to be more to this story…..Maybe a pretty hefty pension after 20 years of service has something to do with it……

  205. Rich Lehmann

    After 18 years on the job you don't just get fired for one mistake. You get fired because you have been doing this for 18 years and your bosses use the publicity to finally get rid of you.

  206. Dennis Laws

    And this fool still thinks he is justified. Not surprised, all the cops Ive known in my life were not smart. And most were known for thinking THEY were the law.

  207. Anonymous

    Serves him right to get fired. What a jackass to be ticketing a 3 year old child. Shows that this idiot has no common sense.

  208. Jon Richards

    Cops deal with a lot and for little pay. Having said that, a $2500 ticket is just stupid. He could have warned the mother if he HAD to do anything. Very overzealous.

  209. Terri Whitworth

    Oh good grief. The reason the officer wrote this ticket was because the mother of a three year old is a lot less threatening than the drunken thugs that were actually the problem. "putting his life on the line?". Uh, ya. He should be fired. Big bully. And for anyone who hasn't had a male child, it comes as a shock that this behavior is quite normal for a little boy.. Both of my boys have tried it and succeeded multiple times. If a little boy hasn't done this a least once in childhood, something is wrong with him.

  210. Sherine Grant

    The baby needed to pee and he saw a lawn….. We need "common sense cops".

  211. Anonymous

    Please I think this is BS firing a Good Officer that was following up on a complaint of people urinating on cars. and he comes upon a 3 year old urinating and issue a ticket to the mother. well this officer did his job. And I find it a little disappointing to here he got fired over it. when there are officer that are sleeping while on duty. And just not doing there job.

  212. Joseph Poley

    too many cops are brain dead and power mad. ticketing a 3 year old and killing a deranged man with a rake (which happened in Detroit) come from the same type of disturbed psyche.

  213. Martin Carnahan

    I have no sympathy for anyone, especially a police officer who has no common sense. I don't care if he served 50 years. he deserved to be fired. abuse of power. plain and simple.

  214. Anonymous

    He got fired because the only crime was the officers trespass against the child's God given right to privacy.There is no victim when you pee on the lawn but there is when the officer sets foot on private property when he took an oath of office to protect that private property in which he is trying to color-ably steal.

  215. Diana Hall

    Yes, a $2500 fine for a 3 year old peeing in public is ridiculous, however, where the hell was this kid's mom and why did she allow him to pee on someone's lawn?

  216. Joe Gates

    Perhaps a warning, maybe even a written warning. But firing is wrong. An investigation into who decided to fire him is in order.

  217. Manny Dopazo

    please stop with the bs nonsense cops have a difficult job..they have a lower death rate than cab drivers convenience worker construction workers I can go on…if you don't want that job don't apply for it.. cops are nothing but organized crime in most communities..they don't serve or protect they just harass most citizens…the cops I grew up with as a kid walked the beat and knew the people in the community these guys today see the people as their enemy. this cop got what he deserve.. this guy is a moron.

  218. Anonymous

    Firing him is ridiculous. Yes, ticketing a 3 yr old would be ridiculous. Which is exactly why his MOTHER was ticketed. A 3 yr old is only a reflection of what his parents are teaching him, and pulling your zipper down to pee in someone else front lawn is a little disgusting on his parent's part.

  219. Anonymous

    Oh and "little boys are going to pee outside that's just what they do." Excuse me? I don't think I've ever seen little boys just peeing outside daily, because that's what they do…

  220. Anonymous

    Cops are dumb. The good news is that in the coming economic collapse all these police state enforcer tax feeders will be unemployed. 90% of police work has become harassing people who have harmed no one and taxing them at gunpoint like this little piggie at the trough. Anyone with as little common sense as this idiot deserves to be fired. Only problem is some other government will just take him to harass its citizens.

  221. Kathy Rains

    Former Police Officer; now Professional Truck Driver for a Class-A1 Company; Yes, this Officers Life is at High Risk, EVERY minute of the day. (WAKE UP!). This 'Mother' is RESPONSIBLE for her chikds behavior until he is at least 18. Teaching him that it is OK to just PEE outside in view of others, and on MOTHER EARTH is DISGUSTING! Ever see ALL THESE URINE FILLED BOTTLES AND JUGS thrown out ALL OVER AMERICA..by these MALE Truck Drivers? Left there for SOMEONE ELSE to pick up? THAT AIN'T 'Mt. DEW' in those Green Bottles and Gallon Jugs along the roads of America! IT'S IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE! THIS OFFICER should have been given an AWARD! POOR JUDGEMENT by that Police 'Chief' for NOT SUPPORTING his Officer! HE should be the one OUT of a job or on LEAVE! The MOM could have gotten a lesser Ticket, AND as part of Community Service Punishment…MAKE HER GET OUT AND PICK UP SOME OF THESE STINKING, POLLUTING AMERICA TRUCK DRIVERS 'PISS-BOTTLES'! NO ONE CARES TO SEE OR SMELL ANYONE ELSES URINE, and should NOT have to CLEAN UP AFTER these disgusting law-breaking pigs!

  222. Brian V. Sitterley

    We need police, but the job necessarily comes with a lot of power. We don't need people on a police force who can't be trusted to use that power appropriately. Ken Qualls demonstrated his unfitness to be a cop. Three year olds will do stuff like that. It is not something to give anybody tickets for.

  223. Attorney Online

    You wrote a lot of important things about drunk driving. As usual, this article is really worth to read. I think, you are a very good DUI lawyer and invite you to submit your contacts to my Attorney Directory http://attorney-online.info/dir/dui/alaska/948 I try to gather on Attorney Online contacts of the best US lawyers and make it easier to find one who provides legal services in a proper practice area in every state of the United States. Invite please good Alaska DUI attorneys to this directory, you seem to know a lot of them.

  224. Roy A. Cain III

    Zeppelin this is the kind of cop that beats the hell out of people. This family obviously has issues of being to loud and partying to the point of being a nuisance. So Mr. Big Pants thought it wise to take the law into his own hands and issue a stupid fradulent azz ticket to the family for anything he could get them own. Good job Super Hero,….Moron, they should have fired you.