Regarding Sheriff John Turner’s opponent:
I am amazed by the lack of honesty and ethics of certain good ol’ boys who want to run for a job they can’t handle.
Tom Cooper has been on workers’ compensation for the better part of two years — for the most part, he has not worked or earned the right to draw payment from the taxpayers.
When offered light duty by Sheriff Turner, he refused. Cooper’s only reasoning is he says his doctor won’t let him. Does his doctor know Cooper has gone hunting in the Blue Mountains and in Idaho this past winter or two? Did his doctor say it was OK for him to go, even though he cannot or will not work on that “bad knee?”
Come on, if he cannot pull light duty on that knee, surely he wouldn’t be able to go hunting in the mountains on that knee? That knee doesn’t stop him from visiting the bars.
If anyone doubts he has done those things, there are witnesses — from his hunting trips and his bar habits, and they are willing to come forward. Citizens (voters) should ask Cooper why he thinks he could serve as a sheriff on that “bad knee?”
Will his doctor all of a sudden say it’s OK now to work on that “bad knee” if he is elected. Wow, that would be nearly a miracle to heal up that fast.
No. I say taxpayers should ask questions of this guy. In my opinion, he’s not being “straight up” with us.
We have Sheriff John Turner who has been straight up and my vote (along with my wife’s) is for Sheriff Turner.
He has kept his campaign promises and much more. He’s been transparent, always open to talk with anyone, he gained two K-9 dogs at no cost to taxpayers.
His leadership, along with other local law enforcement officialshas, cut crime by about 19 percent in Walla Walla County.
There have been many arrests and prosecutions of gang members and other felony criminals and we all are much more comfortable (and safer) because of John Turner’s leadership and dedication to all citizens. Let’s not return to the “do-little or nothing at all” history of the good ol’ boys in charge. Those days need to be put to rest, once and for all.
Re-elect John Turner.