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Edmonton Officer Shamed, Ticketed For Parking In Handicap Stall

06/03/2015 02:11 EDT | Updated 06/03/2015 02:59 EDT

Note to police officers everywhere: Don't be this guy.

An Edmonton officer has been handed a ticket, and shamed widely on social media, after he decided it was OK leave his vehicle parked horizontally across a handicap parking stall earlier this week.

The officer, a 10-year veteran of the force, had stopped for a cup of coffee at Tim Hortons, while in the middle of transporting equipment in a trailer hitched to the back of a police SUV, Insp. Gary Godziuk told reporters.

Shaun McLeod spotted the vehicle Monday, and posted a photo of the infraction to Facebook. By Tuesday, the photo was picked up on Twitter and flagged for the Edmonton Police Service.


The police then tweeted that the incident was being investigated.


Godziuk called the parking job “embarrassing” and the police department released a video on YouTube to apologize.

He said it is "not conduct that we expect from our officers" and said the officer involved has been talked to in addition to the ticket.

The officer will have to pay the ticket from his own pocket.

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