Osceola County sheriff needs support
I am writing this letter to the editor in regard to the article that was in the Daily Globe on Feb. 16: "Money shortage jeopardizes safety." First of all, I want to say thanks to the Daily Globe for writing such a very good article on the doings ...
I am writing this letter to the editor in regard to the article that was in the Daily Globe on Feb. 16: "Money shortage jeopardizes safety."
First of all, I want to say thanks to the Daily Globe for writing such a very good article on the doings in Osceola County. In no way am I related to the sheriff of Osceola County -- I am just speaking from the heart, and what I happen to know about Sheriff Doug Weber.
Some years ago, I was a dispatcher for the Osceola County Sheriff's Department, and I met Doug Weber for the first time. I found him to be a very good lawman, and he did a very good job of being fair doing it. Doug Weber was a policeman in Sanborn, Iowa, and after serving there for a number of years became a deputy in Osceola County. He has served many years in law enforcement and to show for his good work, he is now the sheriff of Osceola County.
I really believe that if you want to know what lies ahead, ask the person coming back. Doug has been there, and he knows what has to be done. What is wrong with the Public Safety Commission? They have told the law-breaking people that they have a very good chance of breaking the law in Osceola County and being able to get away with it. There is just one way to stop that, and that is to keep a very good and strong law enforcement. We have a very good sheriff, so let's give him all the tools and money he needs to get the job done. With the sign of the times, he needs all the support we can give him.
What kind of a county would it be without good law enforcement? Let's go with Doug Weber; he knows more about law enforcement and how to keep the county safe. He has more years in how to be a lawman than the Public Safety Commission. Let's do the right thing and give Doug the things he needs. We will not be sorry for doing the right thing. Support your local sheriff or stand back!