REGISTER VIEWPOINT: Open and closed cases

When Huron firefighter Matt Meyer and police officer Nate Orzech were called on the carpet for conspiring to beat a blood pressure t
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

When Huron firefighter Matt Meyer and police officer Nate Orzech were called on the carpet for conspiring to beat a blood pressure test and qualify for a wellness credit under the city's health plan, fellow officers spoke up about the subterfuge. They said Meyer gave Orzech a nitroglycerin pill to temporarily lower his blood pressure.

Huron city manager called in an outside investigator who determined the duo had, indeed, committed serious infractions.

White imposed a 45-day suspension without pay on both of the individuals, saying they were exemplary employees before this infraction.

Agree or disagree with the outcome, this incident was handled with speed and efficiency.

Contrast this to Sandusky which has had three Community Development employees on PAID leave since Nov. 16 and, recently, added the chief of police to the list of those whose wages and health care benefits go on while the investigation into their alleged wrongdoing creeps along.

Meyer and Orzech will probably be back on the job serving the people of Huron before Sandusky gets its city hall mess straightened out.