The headline here should read, "Sheriff's Office responds to rumors about dispatching services" as the rumors are not only not dispelled, but swirl greater than ever after a few more incidents have come to light.
I love the Sentinel, and I am a paying advertiser because I believe in the fourth estate and its role. We have a great paper that serves our area better than probably any other newspaper in a rural area in the whole state and maybe in the whole southwest.
I don't understand why, other than needing to keep channels of communication open for other news stories, the Sheriff's Office seems to be provided the ability to provide interviews on their own terms, without being asked any quoted rebuttal questions directly. This has happened multiple times over the last few years and I see it as a softball method.
It is the paper's prerogative to print what they please, as a private company, and I recognize that. I am grateful for the fact that more attentive citizens should be able to read between the lines with the Sheriff's statements, and even less attentive citizens may be able the line between smoke and a dumpster fire.
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