Regarding "Weidman career cop, not politician" (May 11, Letters): A politician is partially defined as "one actively engaged in conducting the business of government" and I believe the office of the sheriff is still an elected position and part of the government.
During my career in law enforcement, I didn't know of any career cop that hired a political consultant or campaign manager, solicited money or held fund-raisers, sought endorsements, mailed fliers or paid for newspaper or radio ads in order to help get hired or promoted.
Les Weidman may have carried a badge for 26 years, but his last 14 were spent in an elected position with a considerable amount of money and time spent campaigning to get there. The voters of this county can certainly figure out that if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and has feathers and webbed feet, it's most likely a duck.
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