sure hope these officers did this on their own time and not the taxpayers dime. Don't see the military having troops to honor those whom died in serving their country!!!!!
I guess the city of sandusky can afford this including the expenses
From what I can tell there was just a small group of officers from each department around the county and the State Highway Patrol and then I'm sure the others were off duty officers. And you say you don't see the military having anything done to honor those men and women who have given their lives while serving their country - well what do you think happens every Memorial Day?? But I don't want to get into that, it's irrelevant to this situation. This was very well done in my opinion and these officers - especially those who are still putting their lives on the line every day they put their uniform on and report for duty - should be given and do deserve our unconditional support. Just read the daily blotter a few days in a row and see some of the stupid things that the police are called out for and their time is wasted and then remember that most of the time the most innocent of calls can turn into the most dangerous and life threatening. Andy Dunn stopped Kevin Randleman because he didn't have lights on his bike (among other things but that was the basis of it) and look what happened to him!!!
candleburner i understand but also remember jodi sholtwalter whom accused two black person on pulling a gun on them, guess that cop was a real piece of work
Jody Showalter was and still is a great person and the night that happened the events surrounding it are still in question. He was off duty from what I understand and he had never been given any grief counseling to properly deal with the loss of one of his dearest friends and co-workers. The timing of the event was either the anniversary of Andy's death or was just within days of it but again the most important thing about that situation was the whole situation is STILL in question. When the police arrived on the scene, there were 2 young men in the area that fit his description and were questioned by the responding officers further and Jody did go to the station to file paperwork on the situation and if I remember correctly his BAC was negative. While I will admit there are a few questionable officers, you can find people like that anywhere if you look hard enough, for the most part the LE are decent, hard-working people that don't deserve to be verbally knocked down.
so if an officer needs grief counseling maybe they are not fit for duty .. or in this case lets just make up a story and induce panic in our community.....why did he resign maybe he knew he was not a good cop
The grief counseling was never offered to ANY of the officers from what I remember of the situation. And where in any of this was inducing panic?? I have an odd feeling about you Sandusky2012 and by your comments here it's only getting stronger. As far your as comment regarding the physical standards of officers who was to say that all those officers were still currently working officers because currently working officers do have physical standards they have to follow. If you cannot keep your comments respectful as there are people here who have been personally touched by the loss of a police officer and I will keep my comment to myself about what I feel is your relationship in that regards but please just stop.
so lets put all officers through a PT test like the military does not deviating from the norm standard. as far as grief counseling many people lose their loved ones all the time yet they are not offered grief counseling so maybe these officers need to get it on their own? maybe the dunn family should set up a fund for those cops whom want to use that excuse to accuse people of a crime ......and found out they were innocent.
I can not believe you are so cold hearted .
It looks like it was a beautiful ceremony. Thank you, officers.
RIP Uncle Harold-I miss you so much.
What happened to physical standards?
physical standards ...only requirements ;;must chew tobacco, induce panic, keep drugs in your locker, pee in the bay,
Wow! There are some real haters on here! Jody is a good man! Leave him alone! People in this world judge too much! I believe those 2 guys probably had a gun. They were probably able to ditch it before they were questioned! Its a moot point anyhow! Its done and over! However this City continues to go downhill! People seem to have a mentality that its OK to carry a gun illegally. There have been shots fired several times since that incident! We have these wanna-be gang bangers out running the streets and packing pistols. Its stupid!! We all have to get along on this earth! This is where we all have to live! Whatever happened to loving your neighbor? Gone are the days where everyone lent a helping hand to someone in need! I broke down on the side of the road and not one person stopped to see if I was OK or needed anything! Why? Because there isn't much good left in the world! We need these Officers who put their lives on the line everyday! Andy was a very good friend of mine, and I miss him very much! Not a day goes by when I don't think of him! Most of the LE Officers in the area are good people who deserve respect! They have a hard enough job! Not everyone can be Mr. Fitness either! Show some respect for people that would lay down their life for YOU! Some person that they don't even know!
You believe so you are still willing to accuse even though there was none found but we are suppose to let go of something that we know happened. The cop went after any black he saw clear and simple and it could of been worse. Why did any black minding their business have to haressed by him. People have friends ,family etc die everyday and that doesnt give them the excuse to get drunk and start anything you would be one of the ones calling them a thug. Cops can be thugs to when they act like one people need to quit giving them passes just because they are cops.
why show respect for those laying down their lives these cops decided to get into this profession and know that they could possibly get shot or even die.. lets talk about those whom abuse the system like jodi, desalle ,
Not asking to be Mr. Fitness, just asking to be in some sort of shape to chase the bad guy. 90% of these coppers couldn't keep up with an average person. It's about safety.
I disagree with you VOTENO they probably could catch up with the donuts guy......
Hey one thing you have to understand , these reps of different dept are on duty 24 seven and when they arent on the clock they are still suppose to do the job that they were hired for , I am glad that this was done , it just shows that the public understands and respects the job that they do .
and to remember the officers that laid down their lives so people on this blob can disrespect them
I am glad they are here and respect them. This also to keep the momory of Officer Dunn alive , not that they have to , cause I will never forget the price he paid while I slept in my bed , in peace
Sandtown419, Please! Get off your high horse! Yes! I believe he saw the weapon! I know Jody, and I know him to be an honest man. He didn't just pick any "Black" as you would say! He gave a good description as to what they were wearing. Yes I believe they probably had time to ditch the weapon before they were stopped. So please don't give me the BS that he was harassing a certain ethnic group. I'm sick and tired of people leaning on this crutch! Don't do the crime if you can't do the time! Was Jody perfect this night? Absolutely not! He made his mistakes, and he laid in his bed for it. No one is perfect! No one is giving anyone a pass, but this is old news, and really doesn't pertain to this article! And Sandusky2012, yes I believe they do deserve a certain amount of respect! I understand respect is earned, but do you not give someone you just met a little bit of respect until they wrong you? These men and women are just doing their job! Like going to a factory and making parts, these men and women have to do a thankless job of dealing with everyone else's drama! So when I look at the previous sentence I think they have it worse than working in a factory! They deal with everyone's BS and get paid peanuts for it! Factory workers make $25 to $40 an hour! Full time police make $21,$22,$23 an hour and part time Police Officers make $9,$10,$12 an hour! Depending on the department! I don't understand how you say they "Abuse" the system. What are they abusing? Sure I'll agree that there are some bad apples that make everyone look bad, but that is in any profession! You have priests sleeping with little boys, and teachers sleeping with students! In any profession there are messed up people! I defend Jody because I know the man he is. I also know that the SR and the people made him out to look like a monster, and this is so far from the truth! I support all LE! Thank you all for doing the job that obviously other people can't hack!!!!
molon lade your right but i do believe the register had an article where Mr. Sams acting chief and assistant chief made over 100,000 $ last year that is what most average sandaskanians make right ..even the cop at the sandusky library makes what bout 25-30 per hour and all he does is play video games on the computer .. wish i got paid to play videos at work
Get off your high horse it was reported he went to a bar looking for any black so he did just pick the first ones he saw . Quit making up things so he can look good. The bs is that people are always making excuses for cops when they are wrong. You speak on the old news but you dont want anyone else to. Get a life and get your friend help since you know him so much. And if someone drunk who was looking for anybody black to fight saw a weapon i just glad they were the only ones he saw since that night all blacks fit the discription.
jolly big as in jolly Donuts big? I wonder if the police department could save on health insurance if it required those whom are overweight to buy their own