Carl A. Ray, chief of police, Trenton, Ohio
I have known Kim Nuesse for many years having worked with her when we were both with Loveland Police Division. We were both once patrol officers, working side-by-side, and both promoted to sergeant. She has overcome the many of the hurdles that female officers have to battle in a male dominated profession, and has done so successfully many times.
I have always known Kim Nuesse as a hard working professional with high expectations of officers to produce for our citizens. I've have know her to not tolerate laziness, unprofessional treatment of citizens, and to raise the bar of expectations of the men and women behind the badge. I would define these character traits that she possesses as strong work ethics.
Her work ethic is valued among citizens, and not necessarily appreciated by those law enforcement professionals who tend to "just get by" on the citizens tax dollars. Kim Nuesse is known to me as an outstanding law enforcement executive. She has demonstrated her knowledge and skills through various professional venues to other executives, and is highly regarded as one of the cutting edge professionals among Ohio chiefs.
Kim Nuesse is known to me as an outstanding parent, who has struggled just like the rest of us to maintain a safe, comfortable, yet modest home for her family. She is also sister in Christ, who has applied her Christian values in her home, at church, and in her work life. This is a driving force for her to insist that law enforcement professionals protect ALL people of all races, for the greater good, not just one.
The only draw back that I see that Kim Nuesse has is she can trust people who have personal agendas, who on the surface appear to be trustworthy, who later twist the truth because of personal political reasons. Unfortunately in these cases, those who behave in this way do not mirror the same ethic as Kim Nuesse who desires what's best for the greater good. If this is what she is experiencing in Sandusky, perhaps it its better that the focus is turned to where there is darkness -- instead of light.