A Nebraska police sergeant in charge of Omaha’s bomb squad has retired after dropping a bomb of his own.
OPD Sergeant Matthew Manhart is accused of leaving fecal matter where an Omaha Public Training Center manager would find it, according to sources.
The 49-year-old had retired recently, but not before leaving the “gift” at the training center, where he had expressed continuing concerns over storage and care of the bomb squad’s equipment, including keeping items charged for use in an emergency.
According to Omaha.com, Manhart and Chief Todd Schmaderer are long-time friends, who graduated from the police academy together back in 1996. Needless to say, the chief recused himself from any decision-making in possible personnel actions against Manhart.
The aging Bomb Sergeant committed the act earlier in the year, but has since retired with benefits.
Omaha Police Sergeant and union head John Wells didn’t think much of the incident and declined to comment on what might happen next.
“A man retiring when he is eligible to retire?” Wells said. “I don’t think that’s newsworthy.”