Latest Officers Arrested: Violent Threats, Disorderly Conduct, Federal Charges

Polk County Deputy, Peter Heneen, arrested for making violent threats of mass shooting and terrorism
Peter Heneen

Officer Arrested for Violent Threats

(FL) – A deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Peter Heneen, was arrested after he engaged in a private Facebook message exchange with a co-worker, that included threats of mass shootings and terrorism. Heneen and the un-named officer were discussing the events of January 6 when Heneen became more radically violent in his comments. Deputy Heneen showed particular animosity toward the FBI, going so far as to state “I’ll slit their throats if they touch any of my family.” He then spoke of attacking federal agents saying he would “take the fight to them…me and all the other patriots and militias. Any cop or military who stands in the way is the enemy.” 

Heneen’s co-worker attempted to calm him down but was unable to. He was so disturbed by the tirade that he reported it to his lieutenant the next day, showing him the long exchange which was filled with violent commentary by Haneen. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation and arrested Peter Heneen on the second degree felony charge of Violent Threat. You have to admire the officer who did the right thing and reported his friend. He may have saved lives since Heneen wanted to see the “streets run red with the blood of these tyrants,” and apparently those tyrants included anyone who didn’t see things the same way Heneen did.

Federal Agents Arrest Officer with Houston Police Department

(TX) – Officer Tam Dinh Pham, with the Houston Police Department, was arrested by federal authorities after participating in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Pham initially attempted to lie to federal investigators, saying that he never went inside the building. After federal agents found photos on Pham’s phone showing him inside of the building, they reminded him that lying to them during an investigation was also a crime.

Officer Pham then attempted to downplay his actions saying he was just there to see “see history,” but, according to Houston Public Media, 

“Photos and video screenshots attached to the affidavit appear to show Pham hoisting a Donald Trump flag printed with an obscenity, taking photos among the artwork in the Capitol rotunda.”

The photos prove that Pham was a willing participant in the insurrection. The 18-year veteran resigned from the Houston Police Department.

Peace Officer Arrested for Assault

(TX) – A deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for Assault Family Violence after he assaulted the woman he was dating who is also a Bexar County deputy. Deputy Maverick Moreland was at a bar with his girlfriend when the assault occurred. Police were called with the San Antonio Police Department being the arresting agency. According to KSAT 35-year old Moreland was arrested for “assault family violence, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal mischief, a Class B misdemeanor.”

Moreland has been placed on administrative leave. Bexar County Sheriff, Javier Salazar, is initiating termination procedures. No mention has been made regarding the condition of the female deputy that Moreland assaulted.


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