Keeping Market Street safe

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

A few months ago I mentioned Sandusky police Lt. Phil Frost in a column after Sandusky city commission candidate, the Rev. Pervis Brown, told me Frost was not well-liked in the black community.

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The day after that column published I was crossing Market and Jackson streets with three colleagues for lunch at Yesteryears. As I stepped from the curb I saw Frost stopped at the intersection. I was just about to say hello as we made eye contact when he turned north onto Jackson Street and drove away.

"Hey, there's Phil Frost," I said to my group.

We walked to the restaurant and were seated on the patio out front. Sweet beautiful sunny day. Moments later, again, I said, "Hey, there's Phil Frost," as the elite Sandusky police commander drove past again in his nifty Crown Vic cruiser.

We ordered and got our iced teas and coffee, and again, I looked out onto Market Street and watched as big-barrel Phil drove past again. "Hey, there's Phil Frost," I said.

Sandwiches served and one of our group glances toward Market Street, and this time she says, "Hey, there's Phil Frost," as he drives past again.

We finish lunch and walk back to the Register building, standing for a moment to chat. I look over, and one more time, there's Phil Frost -- stopped -- at the four-way stop. He drives away.

I told that story to the thoughtfully opinionated Darwitt Garrett, and without missing a beat he delivered a perfect line back at me.

"Now you got a better idea what it's like to be a black man," said the former head of the Sandusky NAACP.

And there, you have it.

Comments

Anonymous

I am shocked at even Matt Westerhold that he has stooped to this level. His boss must have his head deep in the sand or plain just doesn't care. Westerhold stepped way over the line with that post. You really can't believe anything he says. It is so obvious that he is obsessed and out of control. He will attack anyone who doesn't agree with him.

Anonymous

I may be wrong, but I don't think the comment posted on here earlier was actually written by Westerhold. Seemed like someone was just trying to impersonate our silly boy Mattie.

Anonymous

Don't tell me that I missed Westerholds blog. ;)

I would have LOVED to have seen that beauty. Darn, darn, darn. LOL.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what it said?

Hmmm, I wonder why he took it off of here? I can't believe he hasn't had his butt in trouble ALREADY.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

I wouldn't mind it one bit if you patrolled around and around my block all day long.

Anonymous

Matt, you better watch your back with this dude! Even moreso than when you had to when you used to work at Daly's & had to drive yourself/your brother home smashed all the time.

Anonymous

Why does he allow this to go on? Is he a coward or does he just not care? After reading Westerholds blog yesterday, it is clear that Phares is either not in control or part of the problem. Time to fire Phares!

Anonymous

like a Sergeant to me.

Anonymous

And some of you people want frost to be chief, give me a break.

Anonymous

He told us that he hates cops, mostly the sandusky police. He said he will do what ever he wanted. Frost is stalikng him. He told the police to stay away from him or he will have their jobs. And he also said he hates all sandusky residents. Thats basicly it. What a blow hard power of the pen loser.

Anonymous

Matt what is this "fascination" you have with Phil Frost? Is it Jealousy, cause he is a man and you are not even close to being a man? Is it a little bit of a "Man-crush"?? I mean what is it. Phil has been a member of the SPD since 1988 and has a college degree and is a Lieutenant, do you honestly believe that Phil thinks you are worth ruining his career. I think, no I KNOW you think WAY too much of yourself Matt. There are also some inconsistencies in your "story", first off Matt I think everyone knows you dont have 3 friends so that part is a lie. Also, SPD does not even drive Crown Vics anymore, they have been driving Chevrolet Impalas for nearly 8 years now. I mean Matt do you just sit in your cave and just write what ever comes into your little mind? Regardless of the facts? These attacks against the SPD are getting out of hand and I just dont know what you feel you are accomplishing?? Give us a hint Matt, of what you hope to get done by making 50-some police officers mad??

Anonymous

like a Sergeant to me

Anonymous

What is going on with this Westerhold guy?

Anonymous

Phil looks great!! Always has been a Nice GOOD Cop in my eyes. DON'T HATE... HATERS:)

Anonymous

Checkout westerholds forhead, You could fit the longest typed blog on here on that,& not reach his eyebrows:)

Anonymous

Well everyone is glad you are gone. The place is so nice with you gone. Phil is a better cop then you ever were. He is in line for chief and a lot of people hope he gets it. I have yet to hear your name mentioned for chief ever!

Anonymous

Well, I would check it out but I really don't like to look at him. That boy be uuuuuuug-LY.

Taxpayer

I have known "Gary" for a while. He was always too abrasive to instill teamwork and motivate officers. Many would shake their heads and walk out to the circle and drive away on patrol. In his mind he was chief material, but there was no way he would be considered. I do wish Rock was back at the department. He would make an excellent chief. I also think Phil should be considered.

retired

How can Phil be sooooooo fat and be allowed to be a lieutenant? He looks like he swallowed a criminal, but he's too fat to ever catch one.

Anonymous

I agree. Between Phil and former Det. Rambutis, they could block out the entire sun. I can't believe our police department allows cops to get this fat. It's disgusting.

Lose some wait and be a role model for our citizens like you're supposed to be, Phil. You're an embarrassment.

Anonymous

The FOP contract had a discipline clause for over weight cops. Kim took it out.

Anonymous

It looks as if MATTY, Is a yes man for any cause that sells paper's, Be it Black racism, or Pick on cops whatever he can do to stir hate and sell paper's this Gossip rag has about run it's course, We need another Paper in town one that can be balanced and fair. one that keeps personal views out of it's pages and reports real news not old crap that keeps repeating it's self. Hey at the SR thier really is more out here besides your selfish personal wars you are a joke do not believe me TAKE A SURVEY, and don't ask your buddies ask the people from out of your little circle.

Anonymous

Saw our little Mattie on the Time Warner Cable show. He lookd like a deer in the headlight, somewhat confused, looked weak even compared to the other two libs. I hare the Palin Dealer has a motor route Mattis, maybe its time to work for a real newspaper.

Anonymous

that they deleted davorious allen's comment... that was the most intelligent 3 lines of writng that i have ever read in my life

Anonymous

I hope he gets hit in the seat by a large overweight cop

Anonymous

Just what we want from our Police Dept. Bring Kimmie back, stop the crap.

Anonymous

Matt you little prickel. Why dont you give us another little blog comment? Ca'mon. Help us "read between the lines" you f*cker. Lets go!!!! Oh yeah, you might have to remove your own comment because you are a scared little a$$ clown

Anonymous

I have cancled my paper because of this guy. What a joke. Nuesse this, Crandall that, Frost this, NAACP that.

Anonymous

I am trying to figure out a word that describes my dislike for Matt Westerhold's column and the Sandusky Register. For a person, and I use that term loosly, to write columns KNOWING that he is going to spark such anger from the very people he is supposed to be reporting the news to, is PATHETIC. Matt, are you THAT in need of attention that it doesnt matter what kind of attention you get. I mean I realize that bad publicity for the paper is still publicity and I am sure that is what the powers that be at the SR are seeing. But the real issue here, is a "Man" using a supposedly professional newspaper as his platform to gain the interest of a woman (Kim Nuesse) who could care less about him. So, I will continue to search the world for the perfect word to describe my DISLIKE....'cause so far I havent found one that goes deep enough. Matt you are a pathetic, good for nothing, talentless, worthless, sad, person and NO ONE wants you here so do us all a favor and just LEAVE already!!!!

Anonymous

Until Westerhold is gone!

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