Ward County Sheriff Vern Erck says he will take disciplinary action against himself for inappropriate comments he made to an employee.
Erck told the Ward County Commission he will take a five-day suspension without pay and be on two years probation. He says it’s the same penalty that would be given to any of his deputies or staff members.
Ward County Sheriff Vern Erck has apologized for comments he made to a woman jail supervisor in a September incident, saying he had “been in the bar too long that day.”
Erck told county commissioners Wednesday that his comments were improper. He said he is being treated for alcoholism.
December 12, 2008
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