In reply to Sue Flemming’s recent letter attacking Robert Phillips for telling the absolute truth. I am disgusted by her lack of knowledge (or honesty) regarding Tom Cooper’s habits.
Let me share some truthful facts. Tom Cooper has done the winter mountain hunting in Idaho and Blue Mountains while on a bad knee, which Phillips mentioned.
Cooper does frequent the bars, which I believe to be more often than most law enforcement officers. I have personally sat near him while he drank.
Yet, Flemming did not mention those facts.
To compare Sheriff John Turner having a glass of wine to Cooper’s drinking is amazingly filled with nonsense.
Flemming’s attack on Mr. Phillips is unwarranted and substantially untruthful. As for her statement that Sheriff Turner has been overspending the budget, it is disgraceful, at best.
Does she not have the common sense to inquire with the county Auditor’s or Clerk’s offices? It has even been published in the U-B that Sheriff Turner has returned budget money every year since being elected by the honest citizens (voters) of Walla Walla County.
Walla Walla County citizens should look into and verify truthful facts. Sheriff Turner has kept all his campaign promises. He has an open-door policy to discuss concerns with citizens.
Sheriff Turner’s volunteer foundation has returned two K-9s to Walla Walla County at no expense to taxpayers. He has instituted a 24/7 sheriff’s patrol coverage to ensure better security for citizens and Turner has returned part of his salary to taxpayers. Don’t buy into false information.
Walla Walla County, I am also smelling a rotten egg and it is those who don’t offer the entire truth and/or those who are simply friends of good ol’ boys and will say anything to defend them.
Join me, all county sheriffs in Washington state, a retired Superior Court judge and many other honest citizens who will vote to re-elect Sheriff John Turner.