Baldwin County School Resource Officer Lisa Bedgood was arrested for drunk driving over the weekend. She was arrested by the Mobile Police Department (MPD) after fleeing the scene of an accident. MPD responded to a 911 call by the driver of a truck who claimed to have followed another driver that struck his truck. After making contact with the subject MPD determined that she appeared under the influence and administered a sobriety test which she failed. She was also identified by witnesses as the person that struck the truck.
Bedgood was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case. She had been employed as a School Resource Officer at
Delta Elementary. According to the school's website (https://www.bcbe.org/domain/7454) she was an 8 year veteran with the force when she started working there. She has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Western Illinois University. She was a DARE instructor that loved working with children.
According to public records Lisa Ann Bedgood is 38 years old, lives in Daphne, Alabama and had no prior criminal record. We don't know why she has not been charged with hit and run, is it white privilege?
UPDATE: We have found a flier listing Bedgood as the primary contact person for the Baldwin County Sheriff's Officer Explorer Program. We are uploading that flier as a PDF. It is from 2018. It says the BCSO is "looking for youth who would like to join our post" and encourage those interested to call Deputy Lisa Bedgood at 251-285-8634 or email her at Lisa.Bedgood[at]baldwincountyal.gov. The BCSO Explorer Program is an effort to recruit people between the ages of 14 and 20 that have predispositions towards law enforcement careers. It looks similar to countless explorers programs across the country. Most that participate in those programs are wannabe cops that never amount to anything.