Respect an officer

I would like to know why the City Commissioners knew nothing about Officer Todd Suarez's situation before Monday night's meeting.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 9, 2010

 

I would like to know why the City Commissioners knew nothing about Officer Todd Suarez's situation before Monday night's meeting.

Are the people in charge at the police department allowed to do whatever they want without having to answer to anybody? Are the officers that were at the meeting showing support for Todd and his family, going to now have to worry about what repercussions they might face from their superiors?

My husband has been a Sandusky police officer for the last 17 years. He would also have been at Monday's meeting supporting Todd, but because of a prior commitment was unable to attend.

I don't understand how the city can turn its back on an officer, who was seriously injured while doing his job, which is to "Protect and to Serve" the citizens of Sandusky.

Officer Suarez may never be able to perform the duties of a police officer again, but why can't he be a dispatcher, or work in the records department, or be an evidence officer?

I think the city should not only give Officer Suarez the respect he deserves, but also the respect he has earned.

God Bless you and your family, Todd, and never forget, there are people in your "Police Family" who care about you!

Jodi S. Gilliam

Castalia