Letters to the Editor: Aug. 3, 2022.
Letters to the Editor published in the Aug. 3, 2022 issue of the Tomahawk Leader.
Note: The following are paid Letters to the Editor.
Vote for Sheriff Ken Schneider Aug. 9
Ken Schneider is Lincoln County’s Sheriff. He is running for re-election and is on the ballot for the Aug. 9 primary.
When asked what the most important part of being sheriff is, his response without hesitation was, “protection of the people.” Ken has dedicated 32 years to just that.
He started in Corrections. He then subsequently held the positions of Patrol Officer, Communications Lieutenant, and Special Response Team Commander. He was also the Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, and Active Shooter Instructor.
The past three-plus years he has been your sheriff. This is not always a popular position. He has made tough decisions, but he has always put the safety of the citizens and visitors of Lincoln County first.
Please vote for Ken Schneider for Sheriff on Aug. 9.
Support Deputy Grant Peterson in primary
Residents of Lincoln County – I am writing this to give you information regarding a rapidly approaching election for a very important constitutional office here in our county.
As many of you know our son was in a fatal car accident on Sept. 30, 2021. What most of you do not know is that there was at least one Lincoln County highway department dump truck and a pedestrian involved as well. The reason you do not know this is because of the lack of any substantive investigation by the Lincoln County deputy responding to the scene. Nothing about the accident and the lack of details in the report made sense which lead us to contracting a private firm do an accident reconstruction.
Responsibility for the lack of an appropriate investigation sits squarely on the shoulders of the current Lincoln County Sheriff. If our current Sheriff was the executive leader that his department requires then an independent reconstruction would have been ordered immediately so that there would be no question of impropriety of one county department not investigating another and one-sided accident details. Proper accountable leadership requires one to do the job entrusted to them, especially when it is hard.
This egregious breach of duty is why I am urging you to support Deputy Grant Peterson with your vote Aug. 9 in the primary for Sheriff. Grant Peterson has seen the lack of leadership and the decay of department morale under the current administration and has pledged to be the leader that restores the Lincoln County Sheriff’s department to an agency that serves and protects the best interests of all county residents.
I urge you to please check out Deputy Grant Peterson for Sheriff on Facebook and tell all your friends and family about him as well.
Jeremy, Carrie and Lily Cordova