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Lakewood fires police officer accused of stealing money from charity for fallen officers’ families

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Feb. 13, 2012 at 11:16 am with 10 Comments »
February 13, 2012 12:35 pm

Lakewood City Manager Andrew Neiditz has fired police officer Skeeter Timothy Manos, who’s up on federal charges for allegedly siphoning money from a charity meant to benefit the families of the four officers killed at a Parkland coffee shop in 2009.

Neiditz fired Manos Friday at the recommendation of Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar, according to a news release issued this morning.

Manos is accused of stealing more than $150,000 in charitable contributions meant for the families of Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Greg Richards and Ronald Owens.

You can read more about Manos here.

Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. ransteth says:

    (Like)

  2. I don’t think the police haters will be posting how they are wrong and that LPD did the right thing…again!

  3. tukwilatommygun says:

    really surprised with the amount of cash floating around. 3.2 million? did i get that right? outa toss this pig in a ditch and doze it. wonder how mrs. pig cannot figure the strange cash flow in the daily budget?

  4. BlaineCGarver says:

    Ok, tukwilatommygun..Can it….grow up and keep your nasty names to yourself. You disgust me.

  5. NineInchNachosII says:

    Will Mrs. Sketter give back the fancy refrigerator and his/hers snowboarding gear?

  6. believeinme says:

    So what will be done to keep this from happening again? I have read where he had several garnishments and debt issues and it appears all that is done is it to be brought to the attention of a police chief so they can talk about it. When are we going to require and demand that the police officers adhere to the strict standards that were part of their application process?

    I firmly believe any garnishment from a police officer, state trooper, etc. needs to be taken seriously as it can lead to being corrupt. I think it would be very worthwhile to search state troopers, city police officers, etc and report on it. Maybe that will keep them inline a little better.

    There is a reason why police departments do a credit check during the hiring process. Why is that thrown out the window after they are hired? Maybe if they knew they could realistically lose their jobs, they would behave in a little better fashion and make better finanical decisions.

    The police unions are completely out of control watching over their own. When are we going to require police officers be held in higher standards as they get to “enforce” law. If they don’t believe they should be held in an high standards, then it is time they be removed. That will help gain the communities respect once again.

  7. One thing that can be done is that no money can be taken out of the account unless you have 2 signatures.

  8. skippythedog says:

    At least he won’t be sitting at home, assigned to his telephone collecting a full salary pending the outcome of a multi-year investigation…..like some other agencies we know.

  9. Theiconictree says:

    Your an idiot Believeinme…just saying.

  10. tree_guy says:

    There once was a copper named Skeet
    Who had a strange secret to keep
    Orphans funds were his hobby
    But his records got sloppy
    Better hope that his jailmate is sweet.

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