It was supposed to be a simple fix for a simple issue: one of the squad car’s headlights was out. However, when the deputy took the car to the garage to be repaired, the mechanic found something else. The root cause of the problem was still inside the vehicle, too – and it was something no tool could fix.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is a law enforcement department of Illinois, and it employs around 400 people. The department’s official website describes its officers – also called sheriffs – as “conservators of peace.” And it was one of the deputy sheriffs there who became the center of recent attention.
The unnamed deputy had actually recently been taking a few days off work. On his first day back, though, he had some trouble with his squad car. And while it didn’t seem too serious, the vehicle wasn’t roadworthy, as there was a problem with one of the headlights.