Wednesday, May 7, 2014
There is a rich, deep history regarding the office of the sheriff.
It dates back to being the enforcer of the king’s laws in old England. The idea was then carried over to the newly born United States. Years later, the “Wild West” was filled with numerous stories of the single lawman, protecting and serving the people, sometimes receiving little to nothing except the satisfaction of knowing that he was doing what was right.
But in all of the history and in all of the stories, it was one specific man the people trusted to be their sheriff.
Today, the same history is true with a man who has long-standing family ties with the Walla Walla community. As a result of Sheriff John Turner’s integrity and professionalism he has earned the respect of citizens in his county and the respect of those in the law enforcement community.
As to be expected, there have been some negative comments made regarding Sheriff Turner. But what speaks volumes about the sheriff’s character, is that Sheriff Turner welcomes and encourages everyone’s right of free speech.
So, I encourage those making negative comments to review Sheriff Turner’s law enforcement career. Look to see how much Sheriff Turner cares for his community. See the awards and accolades that he has received.
Then you will find why so many working in the field of public safety recommend that Sheriff John Turner should be re-elected to the office that he so humbly serves.
Please join me, along with each of the other sheriffs in the state of Washington, by endorsing John Turner for Walla Walla County sheriff.
Sheriff Casey Salisbury