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Color me crazy, but as an outsider with not much information about the current politics and budget of Oak Creek or the Sheriff's Office, it seems to make sense that the SO and Oak Creek enter into a contract situation. This is being done all over the Country, specifically in California. Clearly the past ten years prove that in today’s life, trying to maintain a Police department is a difficult task. Unfortunately with this kind of turnover, it makes progressive advancement of that department nonexistent.
I am sure many people will have a handful of reasons as to why this is not a good idea, but maybe it’s time that a serious detailed look goes into contracting with the Sheriff’s office.
Loosing JD as the leader of that Department could have been a setback. He really was a dedicated professional. Joel Rae, can certainly fill those shoes, and the community really is lucky to have two chiefs of their caliber throughout the past and future years. Whoever made the choice to select J RAE did a solid to that Department.............
While on the surface, the previous comment by "mmjPatient22" seems to be a good point, I see it very different. The physical test the Officers and Deputies participated in is only one ingredient of the overall recipe. As with the entrance physical to all of the Military branches (INCLUDING the Navy, which he refers too,) it is only a weeding out process. You are simply getting rid of the folks who have not prepared themselves for this task.
It is not intended to find the most absolute athlete of the mountains. It however does not prohibit someone from exceeding those minimum standards if the Officer/Deputy can do so.
There is so much more that comes into play when selecting a SWAT member. You are looking for a certain passion, a mindset of team commitment as well as being able to work alone. A discipline to stay on a perimeter securing the back of a scene while all of the action is going on elsewhere. The integrity of the mission and team is what make it successful to provide the best tactical workings for all involved directly or indirectly.
I’m sure that mmjpatient22 could pass the entrance physical portion with no problem. But I’ll bet there is somebody out there who can do a little better. That is why the other portions of the selection process are as important. mmjpatient22 may have come up 3 pushups less than a competitor, but his marksmanship may always be in the 90 percentile. It would only make sense that mmjpatient22 gets to be graded on all of his knowledge skills and abilities, not just on his ability to pass the ironman physical fitness championship.
I applaud both departments for their teamwork together and that the leaders of the departments recognize the value of a combined team. KUDOS.
The Steamboat Springs Police , Fire and Community did DALE right yesterday. A class act for a great man. Be proud of what you have there.
Dale was a special person. We are better just because we knew him and were able to spend time with a man of his caliber. Dale had a "can do attitude". Its people like Dale that makes Steamboat Springs such a good place. Dale , you rest in peace and thank you for your service.
Steamboat Please step up and respond to this in the fashion that you are so good at. DALE is a great man and a devoted officer. Please show everyone why it is so good to live in a community like Steamboat. A Community that will take care of their own. Find a way to support this charity event. Steamboat Springs is the one city that will do what needs to be done. Help Dale and his family.
Why in the world would someone vote for WALL. What in the hell has he done to improve that County. What has he done to improve that Department.
I would agree, with the previous post, about "Good Job SSPD". Just a thought here, When city budgets are strapped as they are now, should the subject responsible for this hold any responsibility in the cost that was created that night for the extra officers that were called in to handle this call safely? I think its about time that when people go out of their way to depleat city resources, they hold financial responsibility in this. In my opinion, If he is found guilty in court, then he should repay the $$$$$$. There were plenty residents that didnt break the law that night, whos taxes were tapped because of his poor choices.
And once again, may JOHNSON burn in HELL !!!!!
Defense attorney Hewitt , you have fun playing that game in court. You try to get anybody to believe that Mrs. Bases didnt have the right to try to protect herself in her own home, if any of that is even close to being true....May Thomas Johnson BURN IN HELL....
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