Save Our State of Massachusetts
MASSACHUSETTS — You don’t have to be INSANE to live here, BUT IT HELPS…..!!!!
You’re a corrupt cop who was stealing.
You lost your job…………..
So who will hire you??
NORFOLK COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS SHERIFF dept. will!
You can’t make this UP……………………..from Don S.
Former Mass. police officer caught stealing groceries, hired by sheriffs department
In April 2009, David Haddigan was placed on administrative leave from the Walpole Police Department, after authorities said he repeatedly filled up shopping carts with food while in uniform, and left without paying. Store employees did not stop or report him, for fear of retaliation. Other officers in the department learned of his actions, and turned him in.
Haddigan resigned from the force on July 1, 2009 after a number of meetings with police and town leaders, during which he was confrontational and uncooperative.
Haddigan could have afforded to pay for the groceries, having earned a total of $129,000 in 2008.
A sheriffs department spokesman, David Weber, released a statement saying they were well aware of the alleged thefts before they hired Haddigan. His eight years of service as a correction officer with the Suffolk County Sheriffs Office prior to working in Walpole demonstrated to us that he has the ability to perform this job,the statement read. Mr. Haddigan has a masters degree in criminal justice and he underwent the same evaluation and assessment procedures that all of our recruits undergo prior to their appearance into the academy.
Despite the alleged crimes, Haddigan did not face criminal charges after his co-workers reported the thefts.
Following Haddigans resignation, Walpoles Police Chief, Richard Stillman, said that it was better for Haddigan to quit, rather than pursue legal action against the officer and incur a lengthy and costly battle in courts and with the police union. That was the best thing for the department. He was removed and hell never be a police officer again.
That is, until 2011.