Editor’s note: At least there are places in the universe where poor performance and bad behavior aren’t rewarded or tolerated!
After months of turmoil in its troubled police department, West Reading Borough Council voted Wednesday night to fire Police Chief Edward C. Fabriziani, Sgt. Richard Vetter and Officer Ronald E. Ladd.
“We had a rough night, as you can imagine,” Councilman James J. Gallen Jr. said after the vote, which was preceded by a 2½-hour executive session that left some council members teary-eyed.
Fabriziani and Council President Kevin M. Conrad declined to comment on the action, and Ladd and Vetter were not present.
Reached at home following the meeting, Ladd’s wife said that the couple needed a couple of days to deal with things before they would comment.