Letter: Wilson’s leadership is best
Recently a letter was written concerning the local Police Chief Wilson and his police force. Obviously the writer does not understand the basic principles of the law in this country.
Bobby Joe Honeycutt admitted that he destroyed the flower pots and was arrested. He had a bond set, and he was able to bond out of jail. The Glenwood PD has no control over the courts. It is the judges who let clowns like Honeycutt walk out of jail with a slap on the wrist time after time, making the job of the chief of police and his staff even harder. Chief Wilson and his force are not judge, jury and executioners.
The letter writer also stated that the Glenwood PD should place officers on mountain bikes in front of Eagles and Doc Holliday’s and Feed My Sheep and the basement of the Methodist Church. Well, I am not sure what the other taxpayers in Glenwood would think about this. I suppose some of them may also like 24-hour police protection in place, but to be to be brutally honest, that is just stupid.
Also, in this country, most people have to follow the rules of law, the Obama administration and Hillary are of course the exception, but to have an officer stationed inside the locations that the writer has claimed to be drug-dealing locations would require at least an invitation from the folks who run these places and most likely a search warrant to search for drugs on the premises.
In closing, I have known Chief Wilson since he was in high school. His integrity and leadership are second to none. One example of this, when he was a young patrol office, he stopped a high school friend for DUI. Did he look the other way? No, he did his job, knowing that he could not just let his friend go, he took an oath to enforce the law and that is what he did. I and many others feel the city of Glenwood could not have a better leader for the PD.
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