July 9, 2019–2:27 p.m.
FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
A 12-year veteran with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated for “Conduct Unbecoming a Deputy.”
According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the termination of Corporal Chris Parton stems from an arrest that occurred on June 3, in which he “conducted himself in such a manner that was unprofessional, negligent and incompetent in the performance of his duties.”
The statement issued Tuesday goes on to say, “Such behavior can not and will not be tolerated at the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. We hold ourselves to a high standard and we strive to meet that standard at all times and in all situations.”
Parton has been employed by the FCSO since June 25, 2007, and had been named to a new gang unit just last week.
He had also served on the sheriff’s office honor guard.