Colonel Michael Shawn Garrett convicted

| October 19, 2017 | 37 Comments

We talked about Air National Guard Colonel Michael Shawn Garrett when he was arrested last Spring while he was attempting to meet with what he thought was a 14-year-old boy for sex in Panama City, Florida. Stars & Stripes reports that he was convicted yesterday.

Air Force Col. Michael Shawn Garrett, 45, arranged to meet with an undercover police officer who he believed was a 14-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity, according to evidence U.S. attorneys presented during a two-day trial in Panama City, Justice Department spokeswoman Amy Alexander said Wednesday in a prepared statement.

Garrett is set to be sentenced Jan. 11. He faces at least 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment without parole.

Ten years ain’t enough. Apparently the conversation Garret had with the person he thought was a 14-year-old boy lasted for 90 minutes and Garret was explicit in what his intentions were with this minor child.

Garrett is assigned to the 101st Air and Space Operations Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, near Panama City, according to the Air Force. He has served in Air Force since 1991 and was assigned to Tyndall since 2015.

I guess “don’t ask, don’t tell” didn’t work.

Category: Crime

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He’s not worth even a squirt of rat or roach piss in my book!

    1. Rope.
    2. Tree or Gallows.
    3. Pedophile.

    Some assembly required.

  2. Graybeard says:

    Life in administrative segregation. Let him stew.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    What the hell is wrong with these people?

    No, don’t give me any excuses. Just shoot the bastards and stop wasting my tax money keeping them in prison.

  4. FuzeVT says:

    Perhaps by the time you are a colonel you think you can do anything and get away with pretty much any. I don’t know if that’s the case or not, but looking at the blotter recently you would be forced to think so. Not sure myself, considering I’m not a colonel and never going to be. (I’m starting to think that’s a good thing!) They must do something to them that shorts out some of their brains. I’m glad my last two colonels are stand up guys.

  5. Sj says:

    The Crossfit zealots I have encountered have all been assholes. Maybe there’s a pattern.

  6. NHSparky says:

    Dear Ex-Colonel,

    To paraphrase Spock, “Live short and suffer.”

  7. Tim says:

    Colonel:

    Rules of the internet:

    Men are women, Women are men, and kids are cops!

  8. Nastyleg says:

    What two CONSENTING ADULTS do behind closed doors is their business. The second an adult wants to molest/rape a child,I personally think that capital punishment is the only remedy.

  9. Guard Bum says:

    How are these guys slipping through? Good god what is happening to our officer corps?

  10. O-4E says:

    Mission Crossfit in the news again!

  11. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Another Floridian. WTF.

  12. Sparks says:

    Two in his melon.

  13. Jay says:

    He need’s his balls clamped in a vice. Fvcking cocksock POS smirking in the mugshot.

    Asshole.

  14. Dave Hardin says:

    I will not attempt to defend this scum bag and he will be subject to discipline under the UCMJ.

    However, in civilian court these charges almost never hold up. There is no real victim of a crime here. Thousands of these cases are thrown out or overturned because when the full content of the discussion is reviewed it will be found that this man was having a conversation with an adult who is trained in the tactics of getting people to engage in these kinds of conversations.

    The only real victims are those who loved and respected this man. They will pay the price for his shitbagery.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Dave, one other point to your comment..what you say above may be true THIS time…but I seriously doubt that after turning 45, this scumbag suddenly decided that it was a good idea to want to bugger little boys… chances are VERY good he’s done this many times before… that and what in the HELL could anyone possibly say to convince a guy that buggering little boys was a good idea, if he wasn’t already into such things…
      But totally agree with the comment about his friends and family (though based on his charges, i refuse to call him a “man)

  15. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Use him for doing PMCS on a wood chipper.

  16. Dave Ross says:

    I actually worked with this dude and was working with him the day that this all went down. His arrest was first reported on Facebook via Panama City PD with his picture and details the next morning. One of our troops came to show me and was a bit freaked out. Found out that he called in sick from the hoosegow so I let his replacement know where he was and why. There was shit everywhere. This dude had what appeared to be a storybook life. He just pinned on O-6 and had moved his family here. Nice enough guy; would never suspect this.

  17. Rosalee Adams says:

    words fail

  18. 11 Bravo says:

    Yes, I agree, the rope can be used over and over again. Why spend $ on ammo, when you could hang by the neck until dead. And still have the rope and noose.

  19. mr. sharkman says:

    I’ll share a story with you all that caused me to have some – some – sympathy for the pedo involved. It was relayed to me by a buddy who is an LEO in the NE.

    Pedo loved little girls. He molested a couple of them. Got thrown in the slammer and then was committed to a pysch ward when his time was up. He was a ‘cinical’ pedo of a sort. Literally had zero control over his actions in the presence of young girls.

    He understood it, and knew it. Refused attempts by various advocacy groups to get him ‘rehabilitated and released’. He didn’t want to ruin another young girls life. Happy to be in a psych hosptial, a soft bed and 3 meals a day for the rest of his life.

    Funding issues caused him to be up for release, due to time he’d spent committed, etc.

    He pleaded and begged to stay, tried to explain to any and all who would listen that the next time he was alone with a young girl he KNEW he would go after her, so to speak.

    He was still released, and tried to make the best of it, moving to a cabin in a very, very remote area (50+ miles on ‘back roads’ to the nearest town), having his food delivered, he even arranged for house calls from the local general practice MD.

    Then one day, a couple of girl scouts showed up at his door. They’d harmlessly decided to combine an overnight hike and camping with the remote cabins in the area to sell some cookies, and do a follow-up delivery visit on another overnight activity.

    He told both of them to run as fast as they could to the adult with them, and to not look back. That there was a ‘monster man’ in the woods nearby and he could be watching them right now.

    They took off running, and he went back into his cabin and shot himself.

    In his case only, getting the whole story from LE (who would not lie or embellish, especially to make the departed pedo ‘look better’), he did the best with the hand he was dealt, and when he had to make the big call, he made the right one at his own, final, ultimate expense.

  20. Docduracoat says:

    No one on the net is who they say they are
    Although I say I am a 60 year white Jewish Anesthesiologist, I am actually a 24 year old female Brazilian supermodel

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