Writer urges support of Sheriff Ruth
Jul 07, 2013 | 591 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To The Editor:

Why are so many people doubting Sheriff Jim Ruth’s illness? He’s a good man and a good law enforcement official. Leave the man alone and let him recover in peace. Put yourself in his place. It’s just not right or fair.

I read that 70 officers quit the force because they didn’t like him. The Sheriff’s Office needs to come together in support of him. Most [of these] personnel are good people.

Some people don’t value having a job.

Working to one’s best ability is more important. Maybe the ones who quit were replaced by better people, better officers. That’s a good thing.

All law enforcement, both city and county, deserve better pay. They’ve earned it.

Both commissions, city [Council] and county, don’t give support as they should. Protection should be the top priority everywhere.

I wish other people would write to the Banner and speak out. Support all law enforcement people, the EMTs and the firemen — all those who care and want to help others. They deserve our thanks and support.

— Betsy Burke