In what has to be the most bizarre story I have ever heard related to LEO's almost an entire department has either been fired or resigned in Gerald Missouri including the Chief of police . It seems that for the last month or so they have had the help of of a DEA agent for whatever drug problems they have had . Now those problems pale in comparison to the new problems their new "Friend" has helped them create . It seems he managed to convince them to make warrant less drug raids on at least 3 homes and perhaps more and the citizens who were the victims made complaints to a local newspaper . A reporter did a little digging and now they have the Franklin County , and Missouri State Police investigating the Cops themselves . The DEA agent who claimed to have "Been on loan" to help them turns out to be a wonderfully skilled and perhaps disillusional Con Man who has never been with the DEA or any other Federal agency , nor does he even any Law Enforcement background at all including training . According to the news report almost the entire department has been fired or resigned over this and the mess is far from over as lawsuits will be flying everywhere soon . Kinda makes one wonder if the Supposedly fictional , lovable character of "Barney Fife" wasn't actually taken from a LEO's real life story .