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5:41 PM Thu, Oct. 18th

Letter: Four days


Subject: Gun sought left in restroom

A police chief left his weapon on a Thursday and he did not discover it missing until Monday. This would be a joke if not so serious. His lack of awareness is a bit overwhelming on understanding his position. The Manager Tarkowski said, “We’re not treating him any differently than anybody else.” Does anybody really believe how the public would be treated leaving a weapon in the restroom? Worse it was not publicized for “more than a week.” On Thursday someone would have discovered it in the restroom and/or may have been there if it were known. This type of treatment reinforces the public’s reality that they are not trustworthy, except when law enforcement needs help … like now!

“My [police chief] priority now is locating the firearm, and any information that assists in this endeavor would be appreciated. I feel badly over the loss of this service weapon.” Is this a continuation of this sick joke that he “feels badly!” Since an honest person did not report his weapon, should we not be concerned about who has it now? Just as important is the awareness level of this top policeman. With the continued lack of public protection by those people wanting to limit the public in not being able to defend themselves by having guns, this really shows a cavalier attitude.

Kirby Hughes