A Cheektowaga man who worked for the Erie County Sheriff's Office has been arrested and fired following an incident caught on security footage at the Erie County Medical Center detention area.
The Sheriff's Office said Jeremiah Nolan, Jr., 50, was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny in connection with the May 29 incident.
On that date, a New York State Corrections Officer discovered the magazine pouch for his duty belt was missing from the security control room at the detention area.
Representatives of the Sheriff’s Office reviewed security footage of the area. They reported seeing Nolan remove the duty belt from a drawer, take the magazine pouch from the belt and return the belt to the drawer.
The magazine pouch was located days later and returned to the corrections officer. Nolan was placed on unpaid administrative leave, and was then fired days before being arrested.
“I cannot understand how a sworn officer could take another officer’s lifeline – the magazines for his duty gun," Sheriff Timothy Howard wrote in a statement. "It was evident that his misconduct warranted his termination.”