It was supposed to be a simple fix: one of the squad car’s headlights was out. However, when the deputy took the car to the garage to be repaired, the mechanic found something else. The root cause of the problem was still inside the vehicle – and it was something no tool could fix.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement department of Illinois and employs around 400 people. Its official website describes their officers – also called sheriffs – as “conservators of peace.” In fact, it was one of their deputy sheriffs that became the center of recent attention.
The unnamed deputy had actually been taking a few days off work. On his first day back, he had some trouble with his squad car. It didn’t seem too serious, but the vehicle wasn’t roadworthy as there was a problem with one of the headlights.