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Police Reports: Two Postal Workers Arrested for Assault Charge

An employee tangled with the postmaster when he wanted to leave work early.

Monroe, CT -- Two U.S. Postal workers were arrested Wednesday following a physical altercation outside a Monroe post office.

Officers responding to two complaints of a fight interviewed Postmaster James Rooney, 55, and employee John Beddington, 43.

According to the report, at around 12:07 p.m., Beddington told police he was leaving early because he didn't feel well, when he was confronted outside by Rooney. Rooney allegedly started yelling at Beddington and grabbed him around the neck, police said.

Beddington told officers that he did not strike Rooney, but Rooney claims that he was just talking to Beddington when Beddington sucker punched him on the right cheek, according to the report.

Police said that Beddington's neck was red, but had no scratches and that there were no visible abrasions on Rooney's face. Based on the sworn statements, both men were arrested.

Rooney of Sanford Drive in Easton and Beddington of Mountain Road in Seymour were both charged with disorderly conduct and released on a promise to appear in court on June 14.

Entitled Postal Worker June 13, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Unions draining funds? What are you talking about? If you mean union dues, postal employees pay those voluntarily. And if a postal worker chooses not to join the union, they still get union representation up to a certain level.
Entitled Postal Worker June 13, 2012 at 03:32 AM
If you read my post talking about the pay and benefits, I'm not complaining. I guess you are one of those people who work 6 days per week, right? And like I told Tim, I couldn't care less if you support us or not. There are nearly 300 million people in the U.S. and if you don't like us or want to use our services, go ahead with someone else. You won't be missed and I'll still collect my paycheck (for a 5 day week).
MARIE June 18, 2012 at 06:24 PM
People shouldn't comment on something when they really don't know what happened. You don't know the whole story or the REAL story.
Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I have over 25 years of stories. Entitlement is an appropriately descriptive (but limited) word for the USPS along with similar state agencies, city, county, municipalities and the like. All of you good and kind folk here can't handle the truth. You don't want to know the true reality of what is wrong. So just keep plugging away at your safe little routine and forget about that scary boogie-man in the closet. Think twice before you smart off to the government worker or the trash-man. You never know when it might be "his" “last day”. You don’t know what scary is. None of it matters. One day you will be gone. THE END Think forward and ask yourself; What will it matter then? It won’t matter. It won’t matter at all. Be grateful for little things and give thanks. Perhaps one little kind word or a smile might help someone. We don’t look at things in perspective but rather with judgment. Everyone goes through their own little “Hell”. Be honest with yourself and be honest to your children. Be an example for them to follow. That one simple thing will help. Anonymous
Karen G. French September 04, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Does anyone know the last name of the monroe carrier, Jesus? Monroe Post office won't tell me.

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