Lazy cop | Letter
February 10, 2012 · 1:19 PM
I read your article in the Feb. 3 edition of the Bremerton Patriot, about the “partied out sailor.” I re-read it two more times and still can’t believe what I read. A sailor attends a local party, gets drunk, invades a different residence, urinates in one bedroom then goes to another bedroom, crawls into bed with a sleeping 80-year-old woman and passes out. Then he “resisted slightly before being cuffed.”
The part that I could not believe was the total disregard for his duty exhibited by Kitsap County Sheriff Deputy Lee Watson – if he actually told Ms. Whitey that “it was not apparent that Pierson had committed a crime.” Watson should consider trespassing, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, for starters. I could come up with more if I had the time. I believe Deputy Watson was trying to get out of a report. He could have turned suspect Pierson over to Naval authorities and why was this not attempted? Personally, I hope dim-witted deputies like this one don’t cost taxpayers money for court cases brought by victims like Ms. Whitey.