Letters to the Editor

Sheriff Candidate

The choice for Snohomish County Sheriff is obvious. For the past 35 years the Snohomish County Sheriff candidate has been fighting crime while working his way up to the rank of Bureau Chief. The State Trooper/politician candidate, while patrolling state highways the last 10 years, has also been a member of the Washington State Legislature which is responsible for the unacceptable performance of such state agencies as Department of Social and Health Services, Child Protective Services and the Department of Corrections. These agencies have failed our citizens to the point that criminals under state supervision have killed three police officers in Washington state in the past two years and allowed children of our state to be sexually assaulted, abused and killed while under the care of the state agencies which the Trooper/Politicians political party has had oversight for several decades.
Do we need a well-seasoned, veteran law enforcement police officer/administrator or a traffic cop/politician leading the Snohomish County Sheriffs Department? As a 40-year resident of Snohomish County and retired police administrator, for me the choice is clear. I am voting for Tom Greene for Snohomish County Sheriff and I hope you will join me.
Jim Tagart
Chief of Police, retired, Mount Vernon

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 15
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.