The Madison Police Department has suspended an officer couple after a shooting incident in rural Columbia County.
Investigators said Friday that Officers Gary and Emily House, who are married, were at their home and socializing with acquaintances Jan. 3. During the evening their guns were fired from the backyard toward an unpopulated area.
Investigators believe no one was in danger, but Columbia County sheriff's deputies called to the scene determined that Cary House fired a gun under the influence.
Cary House was suspended without pay for 30 days, with 10 days held in abeyance for one year. Emily House was suspended for nine days without pay, with three days held in abeyance. Police say she handled but didn't fire a gun in the incident.