Officer In Trouble For Inheriting 2.7 Million Dollar Estate From Elderly Woman He Befriended On The Job
Union Leader- A police sergeant poised to inherit a $2.7 million estate from an elderly woman he befriended violated a department policy on accepting gifts, while his superiors failed to act when his relationship with the late Geraldine Webber became known, a report concluded.
“The command staff at the time failed to recognize the ramifications of the bequest and the relationship between Mrs. Webber and Sgt. Goodwin and failed to take appropriate action,” the report concludes. “The police commission was not timely notified of the existence of the bequest or the relationship, but when it did become aware of the conduct of Sgt. Goodwin, it also did not take appropriate action.”
A three-member task force – headed by retired Judge Stephen Roberts – reached its conclusions after reviewing thousands of documents and interviews with 58 witnesses.
The panel concluded that Goodwin violated a department policy against accepting gifts from residents and engaging in a relationship with Webber while off duty.
“In our opinion, after learning of Webber’s expressed intent, Sgt. Goodwin should have unequivocally and continually refused even the possibility of the bequest,” the report stated. “His immediate supervisor should have been notified of Mrs. Webber’s stated intent and his chain of command should have advised him to the applicability of (the rule).”
So, I guess the only question is how long does this guy have to be off the police force to accept this 'gift'? Cops can't accept gifts, huh? Well Sarg, you'll be happy to know that I QUIT. I am sure this guy likes being a cop and all. It's great money, has great benefits, and makes you feel like you have a purpose. Well fuck that. I'm trading a purpose, health insurance, and a pension for 2.7 million every single time. Immediate satisfaction over long time security every day and twice on Sundays. I would quit this job and my first half a mill would go to hiring a hit man to murder ever asshole that was scheming for me not to get the money. Why else would you be nice to people if it didn't somehow benefit you in the long run? Sometimes it means you don't get shot while working the streets and sometimes it means some nice old lady with no family left thinks you're a sweetheart and gives you a ton of cash. We are going to start debating what the final wish of a dead woman was? What happened to the sanctity of a contract? If we start disobeying the last will and testament of dead women do we really have anything left once we exit this world?
Oh yeah, he should have have just denied the money. These cops know the law like the back of their hand but they have never heard of looking a gift horse in the mouth? It's better to accept a dying woman's money so she can die happy than to tell her no and facilitate the process. Let me guess, if the money doesn't go to this officer then it somehow goes to the police force, right? Fuck that. His co-workers didn't go out of their way to help this woman with her groceries and walk her across the street. This guy won the lottery, who cares where he bought the ticket? After the 900 deaths at the hands of the police force this year shouldn't officers be encouraged to have positives relationships with the citizens of their jurisdiction?
UPDATE: This woman's grandson is trying to stake claim to the money because he wasn't specifically excluded from the will. Hey bro, Grandmothers love their grandchildren more than they love their actual children. If Granny forgot about your entire existence it's not because she's senile, it's because you are a fucking awful grandson.
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