After telling dispatch they had arrived at the Clark County Regional Justice Center to testify in a criminal case, Brad Gallup and Jake Grunwald decided to take a joyride in a publicly owned patrol car. Were if not for a twist of fate the two officers’ decision to shirk their responsibility and steal a police car would have remained their dirty little secret.
But the two jug heads could not resist the temptation to put the cruiser to the test and, unfortunately for them, they caught the attention of Mohave County AZ Sheriff Tom Sheahan. The two were pulled over just outside Dolan, Springs AZ for going more than 20mph over the posted speed limit on the road to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular honeymoon destination for newly married same-sex couples.
Gallup and Grunwald were “punished” with a five month paid vacation followed by the loss of one week’s pay. There has been no confirmation to the rumors the two spent part of that five month vacation visiting Key West.
Brad Gallup, who joined the force in 2005 was paid $100,551.30 in 2010.
Jake Grunwald who joined Metro in 2006 was paid $99,770.94 in 2010.