Saturday, November 04, 2006

Will that be chocolate frosted or glazed?

WINTER HAVEN, Florida (AP) -- Police Chief Paul Goward was tired of looking around his department and seeing blubber hanging over the belts of some of his officers. So he sent out a memo exhorting the "jelly bellies" to shape up.

In the end, the department lost 190 pounds -- all of them belonging to Goward. He was forced out as chief because some of his officers took offense at the memo.

the rest here.

Was Chief Goward correct about the need for physically fit officers? He was probably right on target. When you read the entire story, however, you sense that the real reason for his being forced out was his generally abrasive management style.

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