Plunti should have been kept at Lake sheriff's office

2013-04-15T00:00:00Z Plunti should have been kept at Lake sheriff's office nwitimes.com
April 15, 2013 12:00 am

I am writing about the replacement of James F. Plunti because of out-and-out partisan politics. Plunti is an educated computer technician. Yes, he is handicapped, but he has worked reliably and well in his job. Those with disabilities work more than twice as hard for their living. He has held his position for six years.

It is not so much as being replaced but what you are replaced with. Robert M. Nickovich, 43, is an ex-con who was fired from his previous posts. He has zero experience in computers and is politically connected. He had to know someone on the inside.

In this ultra-tight job market, if you or I had a police record, how much luck would we have being hired? Yes, he showed remorse, was a mentor for young people and raised funds for police officers fallen in the line of duty. So did John Wayne Gacey.

- George Romich, Portage

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