Skeeter Timothy Manos, the Lakewood police officer federally charged last Wednesday with embezzling more than $150,000 from a fund benefiting the families of slain police officers, has been fired.

The Seattle Times reports that Manos’ termination was effective Friday and that it was based on a recommendation by Lakewood's Police Chief Bret Farrar.

It's a little depressing that news about a cop being fired for spectacularly failing at his job comes as a total surprise. Color me wistful, I guess.