Deputies have broken the silence
January 19, 2011
To the editor,
Leadership starts at the top and works its way down, or so we have all been ingrained to believe.
The sergeants of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office must think otherwise with the vote-in of the Union.
We have all been captivated with goings-on of the Sheriff’s Office these past few years. The lack of consistency in discipline, seemingly at-will terminations, unwarranted promotions, and unjustified spending has finally resulted in the men and women in uniform making history. They have voted in a union to protect themselves from the current Sheriff.
I would like to quote Elie Weisel: “I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
It appears the deputies have broken the silence.