Keep Munsey in Bath detective bureau, resident says
To the editor:
Lt. Richard Munsey has been with the Bath Police Department for more than 30 years, probably two-thirds of which has been spent in the detective bureau.
During his long and distinguished career, he has served under three police chiefs with a measure of mutual respect, and stepped into that position for better than a year when Chief George Reuscher retired. As interim chief, Munsey moved the department forward in training and equipment. Because of this, the township trustees saw fit to honor him for his “outstanding leadership.”
Munsey has associate, bachelor and master’s degrees from The University of Akron, as well as a law degree. He is also a graduate of the FBI Academy. There are far too many accolades in his background to mention here, but some of his capabilities as an investigator bear mentioning. He has solved, or helped to solve, at least three murders, one of which was so high profile it wound up the subject of two books and two or three television programs. I’m sure he’s lost count how many burglars, thieves and criminals he’s brought to justice. He’s well known and respected by all law enforcement throughout Summit County.
The township deserves — and should insist upon — Lt. Munsey, with all his years of experience, to remain the head of the detective bureau, not in the patrol unit.
Jane Ann Turzillo, West Akron