Letter: There are great law enforcers, Stark County Sheriff Tuhy not one of them
A recent letter to the editor asked “Who cares?”
I care. I care enough to want to know what the sheriff was doing at the House of Manna.
To not care teaches our future, our children, that it’s OK to look the other way even though something wrong may have happened.
I hope the people in this county care! Your actions matter. Sheriff Clarence Tuhy is an elected public official. He is the highest ranking law enforcement official in this county. Call me crazy, but I don’t consider it a far stretch of the imagination to think that he should abide by the rules that he is supposed to uphold.
Indeed, there are great law enforcement officials in this community. If you’ve had the chance to spend any time with these people, you can see it. It’s not just the police officers, but all of those in law enforcement who make it possible to live in a community that seems like it’s bursting at the seams, yet feel secure at the same time.
Those people are the unsung heroes. These are the people that remind me what I teach my child and what I hope you teach yours: police officers are here to help and keep us safe.
Consider what law enforcement personnel see and hear throughout the day — stolen property, missing people, fatal car accidents, murders, suicides and the list goes on. Yet they continue.
Long after the sensational story has faded from public memory, they continue and I can only imagine that it takes incredible strength of character, courage, valor and resolve to continue as they do.
When I think of a police officer and everyone in law enforcement, it doesn’t include Tuhy. There are people in the Dickinson Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office that fit the bill and sadly, the sheriff of this county doesn’t. We deserve better.
Shannon Meier, Dickinson