“He's awesome, he takes care of me, he works really hard,” says Justin Randal.
Randal says his mom has plans to marry Sherwood Police Officer Darin Fuhrman. Fuhrman is suspended for violating department policy.
Randal says, “I don't know if I believe that, I mean I haven't heard any stories. I mean I don't know his side, the police department side.”
An internal investigation by the Sherwood police department found that Fuhrman was having sex with a woman while on duty. The woman involved admitted she rode around in his patrol car and had sexual contact with Fuhrman in the car. The report goes on to say that Fuhrman had sex with the woman while on his lunch break at her house. A cell phone log from a police department phone issued to Fuhrman shows the communication between the two.
I spoke with Sherwood Mayor Bill Harmon and he told me by phone that this situation was a police matter and he wasn't going to get involved.
A neighbor of Fuhrman's came out to speak with us and wasn't very happy. Fuhrman's Neighbor says, “He's working for the city, the city will take care of his business.”
No one with the police department would comment. Neither would the city attorney, except to give us a letter showing Fuhrman is suspended without pay for 30 days.
The letter given to us by the city attorney also informed us Fuhrman will be reinstated for duty August 20th, but that he won't be going back as a detective. The letter says he's been demoted to patrol.