DEVELOPING: Off-duty Barnstable cop drew gun to protect his family…

DEVELOPING: Off-duty Barnstable cop drew gun to protect his family…

Photo: The off-duty Barnstable officer telling a fellow patrolman what had just occurred moments prior…


HYANNIS – [DEVELOPING] – According to sources, an off-duty patrolman was simply out driving with his family, which included young children, when things suddenly became very volatile…

At about 3:15PM, the off-duty Barnstable police officer called dispatch reporting he had just been approached by an aggressive driver reportedly making threats… in what was described as a road rage incident.

Feeling threatened, especially for the sake of his young family, the officer reportedly identified himself as a police officer and drew his firearm.

The alleged aggressive driver then reportedly fled in what was described as a 2006 gray Hyundai Elantra.

A patrol car was in the immediate area moments after the alleged assault. The off-duty officer was able to signal the patrol car to pull over into the Barnstable Town Hall parking lot off South Street, where he told the other cop what had just happened (above photo)…

Police traced the Elantra’s license plate info back to an address in West Barnstable. When officers responded to that address they were initially unable to make contact…

The incident remains under investigation and no further details were available at the time of this report.




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19 responses to DEVELOPING: Off-duty Barnstable cop drew gun to protect his family…

  1. Christy Racicot January 19th, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Your last two are pretty close to home!!! I guess it’s not safe out there…. near aselton park!!!


  2. Anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 8:01 am

    If that was anyone else that had a LTC and they pulled there weapon like the scared police officer they would b arrested. Especially if the driver of the other vehicle was unarmed. Rules don’t apply to all


  3. Andy Andrew January 19th, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Funny a cop can pull his weapon to protect his family but if anyone else did that they’ed go to jail! THE state gun laws are funked.It’s all BS


  4. chaos January 19th, 2017 at 10:04 am

    MA is pathetic with their gun laws. The two comments above are on point. We as civilians are supposed to call the cops in a time of need. It takes them time, several minutes, to get there. A volatile situation can happen from start to finish in seconds. Imagine if you will, someone assualts you and threatens you with a knife or bat or a gun even. You’re supposed to sit there and say; hold on for a few minutes while I call the cops please? Yeah, ok. Nuff said?


  5. ken crane January 19th, 2017 at 10:04 am

    seriously? that’s your response. how about its great that he was able to protect himself under the law of ltc. if you are legally licensed you should have no issues defending your position.just because he was an off duty cop should not matter. just goes to the current state of Hyannis. sad


  6. Anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I am sure officer did nothing to elevate the situation. Two sets of rules us and them .
    Proper thing phone police or drive to station not get out and flex your muscles


  7. Anti-Andy January 19th, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    You anti-gun and anti-cop people crack me up. If I were the cop I would have done the exact same thing, and anyone being honest with themselves would have done the same. Most likely, the guy messing with the cop knew who he was, and he was harassing him simply because he doesnt like the police…maybe this particular cop once busted the guy and he has a grudge against him? Harassing the officer when he’s on duty is one thing, when you go after the guy and his family when he’s off-duty you have crossed the line and get what you deserve.


  8. anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    You shouldn’t pull a gun on anyone unless you are going to use it, who knows if that giy might have had kids in his car, shouldn’t have pylled his gun.


  9. Anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    U have no clue what ur talkin about


  10. Shananay January 19th, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Please just send more Obama Phones and ebt cards please


  11. Shananay January 19th, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    He is a cop. He has a gun.its his job.

    Arraest the road rage asshole..its not the cops fault


  12. Joe BLOW January 19th, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    If your hair is napy

    Whos your PAPPY

    Lets put road rage idiots in jail for 30 days…


  13. Anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Isn’t that the truth!


  14. Anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Totally agree!


  15. Andy Andrew January 20th, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    IAM not dissin the cop, I want to shot the road rAGE ASSES MYSELF


  16. Will Stephens January 23rd, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Since we’re all contributing our opinions on law and order, I believe anyone that gets out of their vehicle to threaten another driver is taking their life into their own hands and should expect the possibility of winding up dead. I’m not saying it’s never justified. Sometimes things should be settled the old fashioned way. I’m just saying if you choose to play that game, don’t be surprised to have a gun pulled on you. The person involved in this incident is lucky they didn’t get shot.


  17. Bob January 23rd, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Remember that guy in Rhode Island,killed a guy with a crossbow!!!


  18. Jo January 25th, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Ya he made bail too


  19. Jake January 27th, 2017 at 4:43 am

    I mean ppl have bad days all the times theres always two sides to every story. The cop could of called because he thought the other drive was going to go to the station on him. I think the cop should be suspended with pay for two weeks. There is a fine line between on duty and of duty and having children in the car guns are dangerous. I also think when he goes back to work at the end of his shift for a month he should turn in his service weapon till he gets the point.