Officer Kevin Lord was arrested in a bizarre twist this week after he reported getting shot in the line of duty last week. It appears this cop conjured up a story that he was shot during a traffic stop.
Officer Lord’s story caused the FBI and local law enforcement to go on the hunt for an attempted cop killer with the reward for information hitting the $20,000 mark. This story had the community welcome Lord home from the hospital with a hero’s welcome.
Lord has been in the headlines lately after the Commerce City, Colorado, officer had a hero’s welcome home from the hospital by the people of his town, all of whom he betrayed with this concocted story. Members of the community, his neighbors, fire fighters and his fellow officers lined his front yard to give this hero cop a warm welcome home, according to ABC News Denver on November 14.
Commerce City Police Chief Troy Smith dropped jaws when he released the news at a press conference. Smith said, “I share with you there is no armed gunman on the loose tonight, and there are no officers in danger.” According to the Denver Channel, Lord went as far as providing a detailed description of the fake suspect for a police sketch, which turned out to be a fabricated gunman.
Smith stood in front of the crowd and delivered the serious news. He also said “Yesterday I stood here and told you that no stone would be left unturned in this investigation, and that’s exactly what has occurred,” Smith said. “We have pursued the truth and the truth has led us to this place.”
The Commerce City police officer was alleged to have fabricated the story about being shot during a traffic stop on November 6 in Commerce City, Colorado. The original report had Lord’s life saved by his protective vest, which the bullet hit, according to DB Techno today.
The rest of the ordeal was kept under wraps with no explanation given as to why this eight year veteran cop would conjure up such a story. District Attorney Dave Young said that once the Critical Incident Team investigated the incident, this investigation went into a totally different direction on Thursday night.
He would not say why. When asked about the shooting he wouldn’t say if the shooting was accidental or intentional or even if there was any shooting at all. Young said that there would be no information released about this case as it is “sealed.” Lord was arrested for this false report and released after posting a $5,000 bond.