Letters to the Editor

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012

Stop SPD ego trip

I find the use of the City Council meeting to honor a Spokane Police Department detective to be inappropriate. The situation was nothing more than the detective doing her job. There was nothing above and beyond the call of duty or unexpected.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the SPD doing their job, but why must we continually be subject to the egos of the SPD? I am referring to Interim Chief Scott Stephens, not Detective Crystal Jolley. She is an example of how women can do the same job men can.

But I don’t see road workers who spend hours breathing in tar fumes and subjecting themselves to cancerous sun rays being honored. I don’t see school bus drivers who constantly have to deal with disrespectful students and parents while trying to drive around road construction, through snow and ice, getting certificates of their greatness.

Was the surgeon who saved your Aunt Martha honored after he/she spent 10 hours standing over your aunt trying to put her brain back together?

Get Stephens off the stage unless you intend to honor all professions. Who are you trying to fool, City Council?

Mary Brown


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