Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Elmore has proven he’s the right choice for sheriff

We are writing to encourage you to vote for Michael Elmore for Sheriff. Not only because he is already functionally running day-to-day of the sheriff department, but also because of our direct experience with him the past year. To make a long story short, we had an issue that required police intervention, involving a mental health issue that compromised the safety of our family. While many deputies were helpful in our situation, Sgt. Elmore became our main contact. Throughout it all, he was considerate and honest in communication with us. He never left a phone call or email unanswered, and followed up when he said he would.

In these days where there’s a gap in policing and mental health care in our system, Sgt. Elmore did not just say “sorry we cannot do anything about it.” Instead, he demonstrated patience, thoroughness, and determination to do what we had often taken for granted … to help us feel (and be) safe in our own home.

John Wetzel and Samantha Isenberger, Ripton

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