bzeller wrote:The right guy for the job definitely got elected/appointed (not sure which it is in Colo.; here in Texas all sheriffs, police chiefs, and constables are elected).Excerpts from The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado Thursday, June 12, 2008 editorial:
Our View – Thursday
BENEFITS OF HIGH-COST FUEL
Through hardship emerges strength
"...And soon, we'll likely see a new self-reliance for personal safety and security. It will be a positive move away from the dangerous 911 mentality that has infected our culture for the past three decades with a false notion that police can get there in time to stop crime. Typically, they can't. They can't be everywhere at once. Victims, not cops, are best situated to fight crime.
Fuel Prices have become so oppressive that Sheriff Terry Maketa has no option but to park his patrol cars. ...
...The stationary patrol cars will run only when called to emergencies,...
...The idle patrol cars mean county residents need to take more personal responsibility to protect themselves, their children and their properties - a better system of genuine public safety. This may come in the form of dogs, fences, alarms, better locks and doors, weapons training, neighborhood watch organizations, family curfews and a variety of other lawful options for personal protection. Maketa has long advocated that citizens obtain concealed weapons permits, explaining that police can't be everywhere. ..."
I have applied for my permit. I understand that after you get your permit Sheriff Maketa sends you a letter of congratulations! Gotta' love living here.