Two police officers who chased and Tasered a 76-year-old man driving a tractor in [Glenrock, Wyoming's, annual Deer Creek Days parade] have been fired.Read the whole story by Matt Joyce here. And Joyce has more details here:
Police say Grose, who was driving an antique tractor in the parade, disobeyed Kavenius' traffic command. That led to a short pursuit and the Taser use.
Grose, a retired truck driver, said he's unlikely to participate in future parades. "I think I probably have retired from parades," he said.
The fracas at the annual Deer Creek Days arose from confusion over whether members of the tractor club could deviate from the parade route shortly before it ended.[thanks to Sgt. T]
Grose wanted to head directly to the town park for a tractor pull like in previous years. But the police department had a different plan, which apparently was not communicated to the tractor drivers.
As a result, Grose encountered a Glenrock officer attempting to direct the tractors along the regular parade route. Grose said he drove around the officer. The officer said he was struck by the tractor and injured his wrist, according to a state review of the incident.
"He, for some reason, said no, and I, for some reason, thought to myself yes," Grose recounted.