Sheriff George David has told union representatives for the SEUI that he’s upset because “some girls in his office” won’t “make him coffee anymore”, multiple sources have confirmed.
According to sources within the department, David’s clerks took their coffeemaker away from him late last year. Clerks in the Sheriff’s Office had all pitched in to purchase the coffeemaker, and contribute from each paycheck to buy Eight O’Clock Coffee and bottled water. David was reportedly drinking pots of the coffee every day, and serving it to visitors at his office. Sources say the Sheriff seldom if ever pitched in to pay for the coffee.
Last August, several of the women in his office reportedly became increasingly disgruntled over their treatment by Sheriff David, which reportedly included regular outbursts that left some in his department in tears. That’s when the women decided they no longer wanted to support the Sheriff’s coffee habit, and took their coffeemaker from the front office to their breakroom in the back.
The move reportedly infuriated David, who complained about the coffee situation to SEIU representatives Al Smith and Joe Mann at a meeting held at the end of February about actions he took against Stephanie Guidice, a clerk who has handled concealed carry permits in the Sheriff’s Office for the past 17 years. David moved Guidice from that position last month, telling union officials she can “no longer be trusted” to handle the role.
Sheriff David is scheduled to meet with Stephanie Guidice and representatives from the SEIU again tomorrow to further discuss the grievance she filed against him. The Sheriff’s actions against Guidice led to Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh speaking out publicly in her defense.
Note: In the interest of full disclosure, the Beaver Countian has released a statement regarding an incident involving Sheriff George David and this reporter.