Prescott Valley suspends police chief who misplaced handgun

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - The Prescott Valley police chief who lost his handgun last month will be suspended for two days without pay.

The Daily Courier reports the police department had offered a $500 reward after Bryan Jarrell disclosed he had lost his gun on Nov. 9 and didn't realize it was missing until four days later.

Town manager Larry Tarkowski on Wednesday issued the punishment that also requires Jarrell to complete a firearm safety course and pay the cost to replace the handgun.

Jarrell says he left his service weapon in a library's public restroom after attending a town council meeting.

The department-issued handgun is a black, Glock 19 9mm. The serial number is YHC 944.

The department says anyone with information about the missing handgun can contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.


Information from: The Daily Courier,