Plum police chief on medical leave
Plum police Chief Frank Monaco has an undisclosed illness and is not on the job.
“He is ill and will be out for a few weeks,” Mayor Richard Hrivnak said Tuesday.
Hrivnak declined to disclose additional details about Monaco's condition.
In Monaco's absence, Lt. Jeffrey Armstrong, second-in-command, is directing the daily operation of the 25-man department, Hrivnak said.
“He takes on those responsibilities in the chief's absence,” Hrivnak said. “He is a fine police officer who is respected by the administration and the rank-and-file officers.”
Monaco has been chief for five years.
Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8753, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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