Nassau County officer Richard Hefferon sentenced to community service for pointing gun at bartender

A Nassau County police officer has been sentenced to community service for pointing his gun at a bartender, but he is staying on the force.

Richard Hefferon was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and issued a $500 fine after he pleaded guilty to menacing. Hefferon was off duty in 2011 when he pointed his gun at the bartender.

Richard Hefferon was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and issued a $500 fine after he pleaded guilty to menacing. Hefferon was off duty in 2011 when he pointed his gun at the bartender. (11/26/13)

HEMPSTEAD - A Nassau County police officer has been sentenced to community service for pointing his gun at a bartender, but he is staying on the force.

Richard Hefferon was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and issued a $500 fine after he pleaded guilty to menacing. Hefferon was off duty in 2011 when he pointed his gun at the bartender.

A judge also issued an order of protection for the bartender and says Hefferon cannot carry a weapon while the order of protection is in place. If he needs a weapon for his job as an officer, he will be required to sign it in and out.

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