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The President Sends Letter to Local Law Enforcement Agency

The President sent the following letter to a local law enforcement agency dated July 18, 2016.  It starts out as following:

To the brave members of our Nation’s law enforcement community:

Every day, you confront danger so it does not find our families, carry burdens so they do not fall to us, and courageously meet test after test to keep us safe.  Like Dallas officer Lorne Ahrens, who bought dinner for a homeless man the night before he died, you perform good deeds beyond the call of duty and out of the spotlight.  Time and again, you make the split-second decisions that could mean life or death for you and many others in harm’s way.  You endure the tense minutes and long hours over lifetimes of service…

For the full letter, see below.

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And we also say THANK YOU, and continue working to “give you the tools you need to build and strengthen the bonds of trust with those you serve, and our best efforts to address the underlying challenges that contribute to crime and unrest.”  We too, have your backs.

SOS Board comments on JoCo “Public Safety Fiscal Emergency” consideration

Here is a letter sent to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff today.  If you have an opinion on this topic, reach out to your Commissioners and provide your input as soon as possible as this issue is currently under consideration!


Dear JoCo Commissioners and Sheriff,

We appreciate the ability to comment on this issue, as this is probably the most important discussion you will have in 2016.

The following are comments approved from the Board of Directors of Securing Our Safety (SOS), a local non-profit that has been working hard on solving this crisis ever since it began in the summer of 2012.  Please enter this letter into the record for your deliberations on this issue and let us know if you have any questions about these recommendations.

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SOS Calls for “The Round Table of Josephine County”

Dear Josephine County Residents,
Here is a draft proposal approved by the SOS Board that was recently submitted to the Josephine County Board of County Commissioners.  We look forward to your comments!


“The Round Table” of Josephine County

As the name suggests, there is no head of the table, implying that everyone who sits at the table has equal status.

Mission:  To Accept and Review Proposals for Providing Financial Resources to the Law Enforcement and Justice Programs Operated by Josephine County.

A summary of the general idea is as follows:

A large public outreach campaign, done directly by Josephine County Commissioners asking Josephine County residents “how do we work together to solve the financial crisis that currently exists in Josephine County Law Enforcement and Justice programs?”

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