Bonifay Officer Suspended

Two-and-a-half-years-ago, Bonifay police officer Steven Lee was nearly killed after being shot by a mentally ill gunman. Wednesday, Officer Lee is suspended for 10 days without pay.

The suspension began on December 11.

Bonifay Police Chief Ronnie Bennet reported the suspension before this week's city council meeting.

Officer Lee allegedly was making traffic stops outside his department's jurisdiction.
His patrol car has also been taken away from him during his suspension.

Chief Bennett says he along with officer lee and his attorney will soon sit down and discuss the situation.

The suspension will be placed on the Bonifay city council's January meeting agenda.

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