A Sarpy County district judge revoked the probation of a former Omaha police officer Monday and sentenced him to one year in jail.
Lance Harrison, 48, was put in handcuffs and taken to jail following the hearing in Judge Max Kelch’s courtroom. Harrison will be given credit for 120 days served.
Harrison had been on probation after a 2011 felony conviction of making terroristic threats, connected to a road rage incident.
A guilty plea in January to driving under the influence in Bellevue prompted the revocation of that probation.
According to court records, Harrison was arrested Sept. 7 near 36th Street and Looking Glass Drive in Bellevue with a blood alcohol content of .203.
Six years earlier, on May 24, 2010, Bellevue police were called to U.S. Highway 75 at Capehart Road to investigate a reckless driver. The person who called 911 to report the driver stayed on the line while following him, prosecutors said.
The caller said that the driver stopped, got out of the vehicle, walked back to the one behind, pulled a gun and demanded to know why he was being followed.
Harrison’s attorney said during the 2010 trial that his client never pointed the handgun at the man and instead identified himself as a police officer and warned him that he could get hurt following the car through traffic.
Harrison, who was a sergeant at the time, was fired by the Police Department.