Key West, FL – Two off-duty Monroe County deputies were arrested early on Saturday morning after they brawled with three Navy sailors in Key West.
The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. on Dec. 18 on a sidewalk along Duval Street, an area full of restaurants and bars, the Associated Press reported.
Police said that Monroe County Deputies Connor Curry and Trevor Pike were off-duty and out socializing when they began arguing with some U.S. Navy sailors who were in town as part of a squadron visiting U.S. Naval Air Station Key West.
Officers said they witnessed 25-year-old Deputy Pike punching a 27-year-old sailor in the face, the Associated Press reported.
Then the officers saw 23-year-old Deputy Curry push the sailor, causing him to fall to the sidewalk and his hit head.
The injured sailor was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center in the Miami area, WBGG reported.
Details on his medical condition have not yet been released.
Jail records showed that Deputies Curry and Pike were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, the Associated Press reported.
Deputy Pike has also been charged with felony battery.
Two sailors involved in the fight were also charged with disorderly conduct, the Associated Press reported.
Neither of them was injured in the fray.
Deputies Pike and Curry were released on Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
Deputy Curry was released on his own recognizance but Deputy Pike was released on $55,000 bail.
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay released a statement announcing that he had suspended Deputies Pike and Curry without pay, the Associated Press reported.
The department has also launched an Internal Affairs investigation into the incident.
Sheriff Ramsay said he was “saddened by this incident” and promised “it will be fully investigated,” according to the Associated Press.