CORDOVA, TN (abc24.com) - A former Fayette County police officer is busted after getting caught breaking in to a Shelby County home. Deputies say former Gallaway Police Officer, Brian Hubbard, was sent to The MED after the homeowners decided to fight back.
A lot can change in a year. The Shelby County's Sheriffs Office says Hubbard, who was once called a 'hero cop' in Gallaway, was arrested Friday morning for breaking into a Cordova home.
August 25, 2011, Officer Hubbard was applauded for stopping a man in Gallaway who was on a rampage beating residents for no reason. Witnesses called Hubbard a hero. He was one of a three person police department. Almost a year later, he was fired. At the time, he told abc24.com it was because he stood up for a fired co-worker. Hubbard said, "We're standing on grounds, moral grounds."
According to Shelby County Sheriff's deputies those 'moral grounds' disappeared early Friday morning. The Shelby County Sheriff's spokesperson, Chip Washington says, "When (deputies) arrived they found an individual, Hubbard, who had forced his way into a home with a mother and her child and he demanded money."
Washington says at 2 a.m. Hubbard told the family he was a police officer and they needed to let him in. "They were the wrong folks to mess with," Washington says, "because a physical altercation ensued they ended up beating the suspect in the head with a trophy and leaving him with wounds sufficient enough to transport him to The MED."
Hubbard was a Shelby County reserve deputy for three months in 2008; he left to pursue a law enforcement career. Now out of a job and behind bars, he's now on the wrong side of the law.
Brian Hubbard is charged with Aggravated Burglary, Impersonating a Police Officer, Vandalism under $500, and two counts of Robbery.