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Bryan City Officials Trying To Star In Their Own Version of

If you're a cop, you know what kind of call you don't want to get?

Well, obviously, there's plenty of them, come to think of it. But take away all the death and dismemberment, the ones involving kids and buddies getting hit, and you know what must suck?

Answering a domestic-disturbance call at the police chief's house.

That has to be one delicate investigation.

Bryan police chief Ty Morrow called his department early Sunday morning to say that he and his wife had had a fight, it had gotten physical, and he....ummm...had handcuffed her.

A lot of volunteers to take that call, we bet.

The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that the chief said his wife "had too much to drink at a charity function," they had gotten into an argument, and when they returned home she "continued to assault me."

The officer investigating the case will report directly to the city manager, although that's raised some eyebrows because the city manager is being investigated by the police for his own altercation with his wife.

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Here's how the Eagle describes manager David Watkins' incident:

Police reports state that Watkins and his wife were involved in a verbal altercation while driving home from a reception late Sept. 11. He pulled into a gas station and got out of the car when she moved to the driver's seat and left him behind, prompting him to call a taxi, according to the report. Once at home, Watkins and his wife again were fighting and the pair got into a shoving match, Watkins said.

Charity functions and receptions in Bryan & College Station: More exciting than we would have guessed.

-- Richard Connelly

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