From what I heard, the four officers who had access to the safe had to take the polygraph..including Darbey. And the two who resigned failed it. Again, why shouldn't Darbey trust a few veteran officers with the combination to the safe?? The public sure trusts certain officers, why couldn't Darbey? Yet, it's his fault for letting these officers have access. These were grown men who took an oath as a police officer and no matter how nice people think they are, they should be held accountable for their actions!! You are all the same type of people who would blame the teacher when your own kid breaks a school rule!And again.. you may think your PD is the laughing stock but it is also your neighborhood watch and other small groups who think they run the world!
September 18, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
Oh please..anytime something like this happens, everyone wants to blame someone else!! The guy(s) who did this are to blame, no one else. They need to take responsibility for what they did!! The public seem to have loved Ford.. they trusted him.. Well, so did the Chief! I always see the chief out in the community.When the old chief was there, he was never to be seen. Darbey was the "chief" then. He is always working off-shifts but he can't be there 24/7. And if officers can't be trusted with sensitive files and information, well they shouldn't be officers. The major problems I see are: Darbey doesn't get enough help from the trustees AND the neighborhood watch thinks they run the township. Darbey can ask and ask for help with certain things from the trustees but if they don't help, his hands are tied. I think the neighborhood watch should remember who they really are (not government officals) and let everyone do their jobs.. the guy(s) who are involved with this money issue resigned as it should be! Even if Ford was a nice guy, nice guys sometimes make bad mistakes and sometimes mistakes can ruin their lives. Not fair to try and place the blame on somene else. MOVE ON!
September 17, 2011 at 4:14 p.m.