Officer’s Experience With Death And Decaying Bodies Defeats Disability Claim

Barry Mesmer was a police officer with the Township of Evesham, New Jersey. On February 14, 2016, Mesmer was dispatched in response to a call re­garding a potential suicide. Based on the address, Mesmer knew he was driving to the home of M.H., an Evesham Town­ship firefighter. Mesmer described his relationship with M.H. as professional, but stated they were not close friends. When Mesmer arrived at M.H.’s house, a…

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Maui Police Officer Vacancies Persist, Recruitment Expands To Mainland

With more than a quarter of authorized officer positions vacant in Maui County, the Maui Police Department is deploying the use of QR codes and pursuing mainland recruitment in an effort to help. Of the 400 authorized positions for sworn officers, there are currently 297 employed and 103 vacancies, which translates to 74% staffing. That’s up 14% from the 90 sworn vacancies reported in November 2021. Out of the…

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City Seeks To Terminate Firefighter At Center Of Noose Controversy, Sources Say

An effort to fire a Hammond firefighter accused of displaying a noose and sexually explicit drawings at a city office likely will begin Thursday at Hammond’s Board of Works meeting, sources close to the investigation say. The noose and drawings were found in a Robertsdale fire station office Jan. 28 while city information technology workers were installing fiber optic cables there, city officials have confirmed. Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott…

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