Letters to the Editor

From June 14, 2006

Sheriff’s office

Jones, Boyer have made great sheriffs

Adele Ferguson hit it right on the head (in her column) “Well-liked Boyer has people’s vote of confidence” (June 10). We too believe that Sheriff Boyer has done an excellent job as the sheriff of Kitsap County, and we will continue to support him. I don’t understand what his underlings want, they seem to delight in creating chaos and destruction in the very organization that they owe their livelihoods and allegiance to.

We always supported Sheriff Pat Jones. He was an outstanding sheriff for his entire venue. We always knew that he was unfairly treated by his department and until I read his letter, I had no idea of the extent of the vicious accusations and actions leveled at him. Even to banning his two tiny toddlers from attending future Deputy Sheriff’s Guild Children’s Christmas parties. It is no wonder that his health was destroyed or near destroyed by all the stress. We did not agree to all the frivolous claims that the county paid out to his detractors. They should all have been fired instead of being rewarded with tax money.

We want to thank him for his selfless service to this county. He is a good man and deserved much better.

Alvina and William Ballinger


Realtors’ Luncheon

Sheldon: Beyond partisan politics

The Realtors’ monthly luncheon served up an excellent menu of speakers; one in particular impressed me as being cordon bleu -- Sen. Tim Sheldon, Democrat for the 35th District.

Sen. Sheldon differentiated himself from the common blue plate special politicos we too often see glad-handing one another while dining at the public trough. Sheldon’s voting record actually reflects the needs and desires of the people he represents; possibly to a degree that angers some of his fellow senators who appear compelled to place party politics above their constituents’ best interests.

Sen. Sheldon, as the Michelin guide would record it -- definitely deserves a five-star rating.

It was an honor and a pleasure to be able to get to know the senator and discuss problems facing the state and this district -- and possible solutions.

Helen Miller


Gorst DAV Post

Veterans will rebuild

Seeing what was done to the Gorst Disabled

American Veterans Post on the evening news was less

appalling than seeing it in person. Perhaps it’s

an easy place to ransack due to its location off the

main road to Belfair. Perhaps it’s because we have a

sack of vermin in this country who don’t deserve to

live here.

Only vermin and filth who give no care and have

no fear would trash a place long the second home for

those who cared enough to give arm, leg, limb and life

to bestow freedoms on the undeserving. These brainless

idiots have their day but we the veterans will have

the last victory.

Harry Tachell, U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran,

and his beloved wife Dotty showed me the grace and

quiet resolve that will turn the work of filth, into

the work of faith. Post 22 has been here before this,

it will be here still and on a stronger foundation.

Veterans and active troops, your brothers and

sisters of Post 22 need you now. Show them they will

not work alone. Call Harry at (360) 275-9111.

Dan Rush

U.S. Navy veteran


Armed Forces Festival

More kudos for Chamber

I just wanted to thank Silvia Klatman and the members of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to be grand marshal of this year’s Armed Forces Day parade. It was a true pleasure to represent the Navy and the U.S. military at our nation’s largest and longest-running Armed Forces Day event.

We are very fortunate to have such a positive relationship with the people of Bremerton and I know this is due in no small part to efforts of the Chamber and its members who welcome our sailors into their businesses and their communities.

Again, thank you for hosting this great parade and for all that you do to support our military men and women on a daily basis.

J.B. Cassias

Rear Admiral

U.S. Navy

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