I have read the recent articles about the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department and the funding problems with interest.
As I literally owe my life to the Officers at the Sheriff’s Department, I confess to bias. I agree we need more funding. But I also see another side that maybe our community is not thinking of - the idea of Community Responsibility.
A quick scan of OSCN.net, in the first ten days of August show 11 protective orders filed, 200 traffic-related court cases, 24 felony-related court cases. This doesn’t count all the calls that don’t result in court cases, the work transporting prisoners, standing guard in court to protect staff and victims, etc. What exactly do we expect of them?
We need our Officers for traffic accidents, emergencies, patrols of our many rural areas. What we SHOULDN’T need them for is managing our teenagers’ activities, traffic stops that take time and resources that could be avoided by someone taking a little more time, bar fights, domestic calls caused by drug or alcohol use, etc. I think you see my point. Claremore is a good community, I have made my home here, literally risked my life to stay here.
We have good people. Let’s help our public service people by helping ourselves, by looking out for each other. Volunteer at SafeNet, report drug activity in your community and schools.
Know where your kids are and who they are with, don’t drink and drive, leave work on time so you don’t have to speed, support local businesses. These men and women work hard for us.
Thank them if you see them, and hope you never need them.
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LETTER - Commissioners need to take initiative and retool road fund
It is so disheartening to read the positive stories about Tulsa County Commissioners and then have to stomach the actions of a couple of our current Rogers County Commissioners and several of the past ones.
Letter - District 2 residents are getting exactly what they asked for
Dear Editor:A few years ago, Robin Anderson was paid to attend classes for which she had no requirement to attend. Just to further her education at our expense. If your facts are correct, District 2 Commisioner Helm now has:
FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC; Plaintiff,
NORMA JEAN DORSEY AS TRUSTEE OF THE EVELYN HURST REVOCABLE TRUST DATED APRIL 28, 2010; et al. Defendants.
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ELVIN WARREN RHOTEN, DECEASED.
Keystone Pipeline project will bring more jobs, revenues
As a lifelong Oklahoma resident, I feel the need to write concerning the approval process of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. As I am sure you are aware this project is awaiting a Presidential permit for the pipeline to cross the U.S./Canada border.
Floral arrangement missing from Woodlawn Cemetery
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, my son and I went to Woodlawn Cemetery to place a floral arrangement on my husband’s grave to commemorate the second anniversary of his passing.
We placed the saddle arrangement on his headstone shortly before 2 p.m.
Freedmen should be Cherokee citizens
To the Cherokee Nations citizens, government officials and chief. I am a Cherokee Freedman. I live in Claremore, Oklahoma. I have been hearing all the decisions about the Freedman citizenship.
CCVB clarifies $200K hotel incentive; reader writes about volunteering
Two letters on 8/7/11
Duty and rest rules for commercial pilots delayed
I’ve read, with interest, Andy Pasztor’s r article in the 02 August edition of the WSJ on the latest delay in the publication of a final rule to update the decades-old duty and rest rules for most commercial flight operations. It has to be a great challenge to take a complex technical issue and reduce it to understandable terms for a general readership.
City refutes allegations of illegal closed-door meetings
The Claremore Progress recently alleged an executive session held by the trustees of the Claremore Public Works Authority (CPWA) was unlawful. The purpose of the executive session was to confer on matters pertaining to economic development and the creation of a proposal to entice a business to locate to the city.
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