Halifax Officer suspended 60 days, Charged with misdemeanor OUI
Tuesday, Dec. 8, Halifax Selectmen met at 2 p.m. to hold a disciplinary hearing regarding Halifax Patrol Officer Herbert Wiltshire, Jr., 45. Wiltshire is a longtime veteran of the force.
The Whitman resident was cited by the Easton Police Department for misdemeanor “OUI Liquor” and misdemeanor “Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle” stemming from an incident in late November.
For this reason, Selectmen suspended him without pay for 60 days, effective immediately.
Wiltshire chose to have the hearing in Executive Session, which is his legal right, so the hearing was closed to the public. The Board came back from Executive Session into Open Session to announce their decision.
Charlie Seelig, Town Administrator, explained the exact arrangements regarding Wiltshire’s insurance and benefits during this period.
Seelig also stated that the agreement was contingent on several conditions, including that Wiltshire receive counseling for alcohol for six months and that the police union does not file a grievance.