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Certification Revoked for Two Polygamist Police Officers

Certification Revoked for Two Polygamist Police Officers



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Certifications are revoked from two police officers who are also polygamists.

Yesterday, the Utah Peace Officers Standards and Training Council voted to immediately revoke the certification of Colorado City's Police Chief Sam Roundy and officer Vance Barlow.

Roundy and Barlow are both long-time officers serving in Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Washington County.

The Colorado City police department is contracted each year to provide law enforcement services to Hildale. Of the five full-time and two reserve officers currently working for the department, only Roundy and Barlow were targeted.

Most of the residents of the two towns are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which preaches polygamy as a central tenet.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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