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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

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2013, 4:23 AM

Updated 3,858 days ago

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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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