A decorated NYPD officer has been suspended for punching his three-year-old son in the face. 37-year-old Jason Sharp, a detective in the Brooklyn gang unit, allegedly punched his child during a drunken argument with his wife. According to court records, Sharp said “I had an argument with my wife and punched the wall, I had a few drinks today."

The boy was taken to the hospital and treated for bruising to his right eye, nose and cheek. Court records also show that he told police "My daddy punched me in the face." Sharp's wife, Michelle, says that she went downstairs to seek help because her husband had been drinking, then came upstairs to find their son, Connor, with a bruised and swollen face.

Sharp, who's been on the force for a decade, has amassed 14 awards during his career. Twelve of them were for excellent police work, and the other two were "meritorious." Sharp has been charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.

He's been suspended without pay for 30 days.

[via NY Post]