FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Lakewood Cop Accused of Stealing From Fund of Fallen Four

February 09, 2012  | 

A Lakewood (Wash.) Police officer allegedly embezzled about $150,000 intended for the families of the four officers killed in a coffeehouse shootout in 2009, spending some of the money on a Las Vegas trip and REI shopping spree.

Skeeter Timothy Manos is charged in a federal complaint with 10 counts of wire fraud, a felony, for allegedly stealing from the fund set up in the days after the officers were gunned down by Maurice Clemmons in November 2009, reports the Seattle Times.

"It's disgusting and it makes me sick to my stomach," Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar told the Seattle Times. "I've been putting criminals in jail a long time. This is just another criminal that we're gonna throw in jail and that we're gonna prosecute to the fullest extent of the law."

On Nov. 29, 2009, Clemmons fatally shot Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Gregory Richards as they sat in a coffee shop in Parkland. In an exchange of gunfire, Clemmons was wounded by Richards.

Clemmons was killed two days later by Seattle Police Officer Ben Kelly.


Comments (6)

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6

HankG @ 2/9/2012 2:08 PM

Wow, you scumbag. Put him in general population.

BL Smith @ 2/9/2012 2:22 PM

What a POS! I am glad you cleaned your own house and went federal on his butt!

DEJ @ 2/9/2012 2:26 PM

That d0uchebag needs to be prosecuted AND have his a$$ kicked.

Frank @ 2/9/2012 2:35 PM

We often comment about drug dealers, gang members, and other misfits on this forum. This scum bag belongs in the same category as the above. Dam it! Your actions ruin the image of the hardest job in America! Spending it on a trip and REI. I would have had a little sympathy if you were a LEO on prepscrition drugs that got out of control. I hope this comes around on you for the rest of your life.

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 2/10/2012 9:36 AM

I went to the funeral. Horrible crime and if this guy is guilty he should get the max penalty in the max place..

Robert @ 2/12/2012 6:50 AM

Thats is the lowest of lows. Hang his butt. Put him in general population. Fit him with his own jump suit which say former police officer...

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Appeals Court Rules Residency In Marijuana Legal State Not Justification for Police Search
By a 2-1 vote, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said two Kansas Highway...
LAPD Establishes Program to Aid Families of Suspects Killed in Officer-Involved Incidents
The Los Angeles Police Department plans to create a novel program to reach out to the...
Video: California Officer Accused of Sharing Intel with Local Gang
A San Jose, CA, police sweep of a local gang called the "Gang of Thrones" resulted in...
Video: CT Trooper, 2 Bystanders Pull Man from Burning Car
David Bartlett was driving east on Route 72 in Plainville on Tuesday morning when he lost...
Video: Texas Officers Escort Son of Fallen Comrade on First Day of School
The officers showed up to walk 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen into Coronado Elementary to...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine