JUPITER — Right on time for St. Valentine’s Day, two Jupiter Police sergeants are expected to be fired over the next few weeks for allegedly engaging in sex while on duty.
Gossip Extra readers know their names: Amy Walling, who not so long ago was one of the highest-ranking police women in the county, allegedly performed oral sex on her on-again, off-again BF while on taxpayers’ dime.
Her boyfriend was identified as Sgt. Jason Vansteenburgh, whose employment history with the PD is littered with plenty instances of conduct unbecoming.
According to an internal affairs report, Vansteenburgh got serviced orally by Walling at police headquarters while both were on the clock.
Wait, there’s more.
In another incident, Vansteenburgh is also accused of photographing his penis while wearing a SWAT team uniform, and text the shot to Walling.
And that’s when he wasn’t talking about “shooting up” the department, although that allegation wasn’t sustained.
Walling, for course, returned the favor by allegedly texting Vansteenburgh a nice color photo of her breasts sticking out of her uniform shirts.
And, you guessed it, both were on the job during their photo exchange.
Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow has asked the city manager to let him fire both their asses.
Still, Jupiter PD has worked overtime to keep the incidents under wraps, until Gossip Extra broke the story last year that Walling freaked out at the fashionable U-Tiki Beach restaurant when she tried to confront Vansteenburgh, who was working security, about his pending wedding to another woman.
From the bar — she did seem inebriated, according to our reporting at the time — Walling started texting colleagues and friends words that made her appear to be despondent and even suicidal.
When several Jupiter cops, on- and off-duty, arrived, Walling allegedly started fighting with them, and even bit a colleague in the face so badly that she had to seek treatment.
Instead of charging Walling with a litany of crimes like assault and disorderly conduct, something they would have done with any civilian, her colleagues chose to drive Walling home to Palm Beach Gardens.
The incident was investigated internally and Walling was suspended.
As a major, one rank removed from chief, Walling led a team of detectives probing the 2015 death of a Guatemalan immigrant, and that gruesome crime is said to have sent Walling into a tailspin.
Her unit eventually arrested three suspects who allegedly beat the immigrant to death on a Jupiter street, but Walling asked to be demoted to sergeant because she couldn’t handle the pressure.
That was also about the time she texted her breasts to Vansteenburgh.
Now that the cat’s out of the bag about Walling and her squeeze, the department issued this statement:
The Jupiter Police Department conducted a thorough Internal Affairs investigation which led to Chief Kitzerow’s recommendation for termination of employment of both Sergeant Amy Walling ( 20 years of service) and Sergeant Jason Vansteenburgh (17 ½ years of service).
Chief Kitzerow’s Internal Affairs Investigative Conclusion report is currently with the Town Manager for review through the Town of Jupiter’s personnel policy process and for determination of concurrence with the Chief’s recommendation.
The actions of these individuals do not reflect the culture or organizational values of the Jupiter Police Department.
Knowing that the department coddled both Walling and Vansteenburgh, any reasonable Jupiter resident would find the latter part of that statement quite disingenuous.