June 23, 2010

Sheriff’s Office Says Yes To Women With Big Guns - No To Jailer With “Bigguns” - Suspends Jailer Who Posed For Playboy

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Fayetteville, Ark (The Weekly Vice) - Jessie Lunderby, a 21-year-old jailer with the Washington County Sheriff's office has been suspended after she participated in a nude photo shoot for playboy.com.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Lunderby has been suspended pending a full investigation after it came to light that she had posed naked for Playboy's June 7 Cybergirl of the week.

After Lunderby received a full 'dressing down' from her superiors, she was placed on suspension and may be fired.

The photos were accompanied by a bio section that listed Lunderby's employment as a detention officer with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

"It just beams directly back to this organization....Does it represent what we stand for which is to protect and serve the community? Is that how we want to be represented?" said Sheriff Tim Helder.

Lunderby, however, insists that she informed her superiors well in advance of the shoot.

"They knew about it. I informed them about it," says Lunderby. "I had plenty of time to say 'no it can't come out, no I don't want it to be out - they never said no!"

To further her argument, she points out "I'm not even a law enforcement officer. I'm a detention officer."

Nonetheless, the department apparently has a Code of Ethics, reportedly signed by Lunderby in 2007 when she was hired. It reportedly bans activities that are deemed "unbecoming of an officer."

The investigation, which began on Sunday is set to conclude Wednesday morning. A decision on Lunderby's fate is expected soon after.

Lunderby has hired an attorney and said she she will consider legal action for the Playboy flap and another issue from the past that has her concerned.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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