Cop Arrested After Waving Gun in Bar

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    A Nassau County police officer was caught on tape pointing his gun at a worker inside a Farmingdale bar. (Published Thursday, May 5, 2011)

    A police officer on Long Island is charged with pointing his department-issued weapon at a bartender during an off-duty confrontation.

    Richard Hefferon of Farmingdale was released without bail after surrendering to the Nassau County police on Friday morning. He was charged with one count of reckless endangerment.

    Defense attorney Willard Miller had no comment.

    The PBA union president did not immediately return a call.

    Police say Hefferon was off-duty at 5:50 a.m. on April 26, when he pointed a loaded weapon at a bartender's head. The incident in the Farmingdale bar was captured on a security camera. No one was hurt.

    The 17-year Nassau County veteran was placed on restricted duty after the incident and his weapons were confiscated. A police spokesman also did not immediately comment.