Let me preface this in agreement with Chief Taylor when he said that Mike Hayes is human and we all make mistakes-- we are all imperfect, we make mistakes and terrible choices. My issue and curiosity is this: why was he wearing a police uniform for Pender County, at Topsail High School as a resource officer, 7 years after a misdemeanor death by vehicle? And in 1998 when he committed sexual assault against a 9th grader and was under investigation, resulting in him not being able to carry a badge anymore, why was he later given another badge in Brunswick County, with these two convictions on his record??? I know people can change and rehabilitate, but this is now his second time around with some sort of sexual crime. ONE of the girls in 1998 at Topsail High was 14 or barely 15, not even close to legal age. I hope he will not be put in a position again that should be for the elite-- forgiveness and change I know can happen for him, but my hope is that he will not be given a position of authority, or one where the position should be highly respectable. He has proven he isnt equipped for the responsibility.
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