Metro officer resigns after reporting for work drunk

Metro officer resigns after reporting for work drunk (Image 1)
Metro officer resigns after reporting for work drunk (Image 1)

A Metro police officer who reportedly showed up for work drunk has resigned.

Nathan Silvers submitted his resignation Monday effective after he serves a 30-day suspension.

Metro police said Silvers, 33, reported late for work Friday night in uniform, armed and apparently drunk.

He was charged Saturday with DUI for driving his personal vehicle to work while allegedly intoxicated, unlawful gun possession while under the influence of alcohol, and violation of the implied consent law for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test.

Also Monday, Field Supervising Captain Kenny Dyer submitted his notice of retirement to be effective after he serves a 30-day suspension.

Dyer, a 26-year Metro police veteran who was promoted to captain on March 1, responded to the South Precinct Friday night and consulted with Silvers’ sergeant, Terrence Bradley.

The decision was made to decommission Silvers and drive him to his Hendersonville home instead of having him arrested.

After learning what happened, Metro police Chief Steve Anderson ordered the immediate decommissioning of Captain Dyer and Sgt. Bradley.

Disciplinary action against Bradley is pending.

Silvers graduated from the police academy last November.

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