SPERRY Okla. – The police chief in this small town in Oklahoma did something unusual. He issued himself a speeding ticket.
Sperry chief of police, Justin Burch, was caught on video, reported CBS News. The evidence must have been compelling. He admits he’s not sure he would have issued the ticket if not for the video. The violation was apparently brought to his attention by a citizen complaint.
Burch posted an apology on the department’s Facebook page Saturday, saying he was “wrong in traveling at 75 and 80 mph.” Sperry is about 10 miles north of Tulsa.
In the statement, Burch says he had “a reason for being in a hurry, but my speeds were not reasonable. I am holding myself accountable just as anyone else would have to be.”
Burch says he wrote himself the more than $300 ticket and that he’ll pay it in full. The comments following the post were overwhelming supportive, but it still contained a few haters that seem to think law enforcement officers should be able to walk on water.