Thanks for the laugh this morning.
Posted 26 September 2014, 9:36 a.m.
I was just disagreeing with the comment that firefighters have beds and sleep till they get a call. Some people out there believe that. Along with when not sleeping they sit around and play cards. It just isn't that way. I am still trying to keep an open mind about these issues that keep being brought up in the race. Again, I ask what some others have asked, why doesn't the deputy union go back and change it, apparently it's in their contract to revisit the issue if it doesn't work out. I understand, I didn't always agree some decisions in the fire fighters union but it's a democracy and democracy is what rules. I also know that people who love their jobs will not just quit and go someplace else. These guys and ladies have investments in our community , their families live here.
Posted 17 September 2014, 10:35 a.m.
WOW, I would disagree with your statement above and would like to state the facts. Fire departments have regular daily maintenance and duties to perform, fire safety inspections, plus training to accomplish during the day, along with responding to calls for service. It is true that the stations do have beds that allow fire fighters to sleep at night until a call comes in. In Walla Walla, the firefighters weren't allowed in bed before 9 pm. Sometimes they might get 4 or 5 hours of sleep but generally in Walla Walla with the high volume of medical calls it is common to only get an hour or two of sleep while on duty for 24 hours. It varies day to day and night to night depending on call volumes. I grew up on the television show Emergency , but television is usually a long way from reality.
Posted 16 September 2014, 7:55 p.m.
What are you talking about I haven't taken a job with the PD. I am retired
Posted 12 September 2014, 2:20 p.m.
You are right George, just like you were about me running to the city for a job and not waiting for one at the county to open. NOT! Yes Turner does have a lot to do with the letters and posts that highlight his experience, education and far superior qualifications that he possesses to do the job as Sheriff. His campaign issues he brought out in his first run have been met , your candidate hasn't put any issues on his website to tell us what he wants to do other than go back to tweek the shifts that the membership of the union apparently don't want because there hasn't been any word from the union that they are concerned with the 12's. So far there have been several employees from the S.O. who have come out in support of the Sheriff , where are Coopers' supporters among the workforce. As far as your statement above about deputies responding to every call inside the city without being asked, well that isn't exactly true either. All you have to do is listen on the radio and hear that city officers as well as College Place officers responding to help out in the county with backup when needed as well, so it is like mutual aid. It's safer for all involved, no matter where the aid is recieved, isn't it. Maybe why the deputies are always in town is because there office/headquarters is in the middle of the city. I will take the word of someone who uses their name and is not afraid to be identified as opposed to someone who makes anonymous accusations. Ok I am standing by for your barrage.
Posted 9 September 2014, 5:38 p.m.
Hey George, you should make sure you know who you are talking to , or about before you spout off trying to make some irrelevent point. I went to work for the fire department 21 years ago for better career opportunities.
Posted 3 September 2014, 5:18 p.m.
at least Mr Sams uses his real name
Posted 3 September 2014, 5:09 p.m.
Thanks Deputy Johnson for your views on YOUR work place and being open with the community. Sheriff Turner is best qualified for the job.
Posted 1 September 2014, 9:28 a.m.
This site needs to have a coming out party so we can see who all these fictitious mud slingers are, Mr Tinstar for one. I personally am tired of nameless people throwing stones.
Posted 14 August 2014, 5:22 p.m.
Thank you Deputy Watson for your opinion on who would make the best Sheriff. Hopefully more deputies can come forward and express support for the candidate of their choice and let the public know. I understand their reluctance in doing so however.
Posted 14 August 2014, 2:56 p.m.
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