In selecting Police Officer David Britto in 2010 as “Officer of the Year,” many cited his “uncanny knack” of tracking down drug dealers. It become less uncanny this week after he was arrested as a drug dealer of methamphetamine.
In addition to being Officer of the Year and a meth dealer, Britto, 28, allegedly occupied himself blogging about following the teachings of Jesus Christ on his site, blessedwarrior.com. The federal prosecutors allege Britto was involved in drug dealing in South Florida as early as June 2009 — leading up to his selection as Officer of the Year.
The Brazilian-born officer was described by a supervisor in 2010 as an officer with an “uncanny knack for detecting and seeking out illegal narcotics dealers.”
Boynton’s Police Chief Matthew Immler issued a statement:
“The alleged corruption of a police officer, especially one that by all accounts performed his duties admirably and with dedication, affects all of us in the Boynton Beach Police Department.”
Well, not by “all accounts.”
On June 20th, Britto wrote the following blog:
Sometimes we face challenges and are overcome by different obstacles in life. There are things that make us discouraged and are meant to take our happiness away. The hardest battle when that happens is not necessarily what happens to us but how we react to adversity. The biggest challenge for most of us is how we take every thought captive and then stay in control.
At the moment, both Britto and his thoughts are captive in the federal prison pending trial.
Source: Sun Sentinel