Taco Bell worker IDs Perkins cop as passed out customer

Perkins police administrators have confirmed Officer Kate Barker was indeed the woman passed out in a car at a Taco Bell drive-through early Thanksgiving morning.
Emil Whitis
Nov 30, 2012

After seeing Barker's photo in the Register this week, an employee at the fast food joint confirmed the woman was Barker, police said.    

Barker was placed on paid administrative leave Thanksgiving Day, after police Chief Ken Klamar, acting on a tip from an employee, arrived at her home and found her intoxicated as she was about to head to work.

She was dressed in full uniform — including a handgun strapped to her belt — when Klamar showed up at the home. He took her to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where a test registered her blood-alcohol content well above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, police said.   

At least two other Perkins officers, still unnamed, are also the focus of Klamar's internal investigation into the morning's events.    

Klamar has promised a "swift" and "thorough" investigation.  

For more on this ongoing story, pick up a copy of Friday's Register.



I didnt say i knew she was Drunk..what i said is she drove herself and left around the same time we did..she wasnt driveing like she was drunk..and if she was i woulda been more then happy to call the cops.So they can just try covering it up..but thanks 4 asking,,

Dont Worry Be Happy

Your last comment...so they can try to cover it up. I don't get that either they didn't try to cover it if they did we would not be blogging about this.


Stop wasting your time Don't Worry Be Happy, it's impossible to argue with someone who knows all about the PPD and their "shadyness".

You just can't fix ignorance.

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How would this story go if she would have chosen to smoke a joint?


She was drunk, that is obvious. I think the real problem is that the police officers who attended at Taco Bell said they didn't find anyone. It is possible the did find her and drover her home. If they didn't drive her home then they let her drive drunk. Then the Chief went to her house himself instead of having the Sheriff's Dept do so and that has saved her from prosecution. I wonder how it would have turned out if that was me passed out drunk in the drive thru would all this have been done for me?