Palm Beach County Sheriff‘s Lt. Dan Burrows was mysteriously moved from his gig as commander of the high-profile SWAT team.
Burrows, 46, a 17-year veteran also assigned to the midnight shift in the Belle Glade district, was allowed to go on leave to take care of a family emergency.
The emergency, Gossip Extra hears, is drug treatment.
“Lt. Burrows was called by Internal Affairs and was asked to take a drug test,” a well-placed source said, “and he refused. It’s pretty unusual for someone to refuse.”
It is unclear at this point whether the test was random or the result of a complaint. The Special Weapons and Tactics squad responds to volatile situations such as hostage situations.
One PBSO insider who asked not to be named said Burrows’ problem is believed to be strong pain pills, which he once took legitimately for an on-duty injury. Incidentally, one of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw‘s law enforcement efforts has targetted pill mills, illegal clinics that dispense dangerous oxycodone.
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