Our sources tell us that Sheriff Franklin made it to staff call this week! Wow! My kind of job.
We recommend that any of the citizens who have not done so, check out the Decatur Police Department's Facebook and express your opinion of how you feel about how the sheriff handled the Roger Stevens Standoff.
Thank You Decatur PD for your professionalism and expertise during the Roger Stevens Standoff.
With only five cars on the road at any given time according to Corley and the Sheriff that means there was at most one deputy on patrol in Morgan County during the standoff. Unless the reserves or posse members were in helping out. Hum!
For those of you who may be wondering why Sheriff Franklin inserts herself into the incorporated cities, the simple answer is because she can and not because she should.
The sheriff must sleep with her scanner. She knows when and where the high profile incidents which offers her the most facetime with the media.
Compliments of Wikipedia
In Alabama, a sheriff is an elected official and the chief law enforcement officer in any given county. There is one sheriff for each of Alabama's 67 counties, with a varying number of deputies and various staff members (usually dependent on the population). A sheriff's office generally provides law-enforcement services to unincorporated towns and cities within the boundaries of the counties. However, the sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of Morgan County and she makes the best of it.
We can make a difference. Our voices can be heard. Elections are coming up and voting is a perfect tool for the citizens to make our voices heard in Morgan County, Alabama.
Unfortunately, we have approximately 3 1/2 years before we vote for Morgan County Sheriff again.
Darn! This baby will be four years old before we get relief.