The most decorated undercover officer this country has ever had did that. It was all over U-Tube. Now he can no longer go undercover.
Wow. No. You're misinformed.
The DEA agent who shot himself in the foot during a 2004 "demonstration" to a classroom full of kids (and some parents) was Lee Paige. Paige was a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers football player turned undercover DEA agent.
He was never, by any longshot of the imagination, "the most decorated undercover officer this country has ever had."
I've never seen any evidence that he had any meaningful commendations at all. He was, in fact, an idiot. He actually sued the DEA over his negligent discharge, and that cost taxpayers two years worth of adjudication time. http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/paige_ruling.pdf
Not the right Category for this comment, but I couldn't let the comment about "most decorated undercover officer this country has ever had" go unchallenged.