Elite Polish cops sacked for protecting Paris Hilton

WARSAW Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:12pm EDT

Paris Hilton arrives at the opening ceremony of a shopping centre in Katowice, southern Poland October 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Bartlomiej Barczyk/Agencja Gazeta

Paris Hilton arrives at the opening ceremony of a shopping centre in Katowice, southern Poland October 12, 2011.

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WARSAW (Reuters) - Protecting Paris Hilton on the side could put you in danger of losing your real job.

Three Polish police commandos will lose their posts in an elite anti-terrorist unit for serving as bodyguards for the controversial celebrity during a recent visit to Poland.

"If the policemen who protected Hilton do not leave on their own by the end of the week, they will be disciplinarily fired," Dariusz Biel, the head of the regional police where the three serve, was quoted as saying this week.

Members of the anti-terrorist unit usually conceal their faces and must seek permission for any outside work.

The three commandos, who appeared in various photos on gossip sites with the blond hotel heiress, were also said to have carried their police weapons when they served as Hilton's bodyguards during her appearance at an opening of a shopping mall in Katowice, in southern Poland.

(Reporting by Chris Borowski, editing by Paul Casciato)

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Comments (4)
bogwart wrote:
They must have thought they were in Wall Street, where off-duty cops get paid $37 an hour to carry their service weapons. Plus NYC gets a mark-up of 10%. Nice work if you can get it.

Oct 27, 2011 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
markafrancis1 wrote:
Were they just protecting her from herself?

Oct 28, 2011 5:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LifePlus30 wrote:
Paris Hilton is a princess, just like Princess Diana, and she deserves to be protected. Those policemen should be given a commendation for their service.

Oct 28, 2011 5:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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