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August 27, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Henderson is no Mayberry

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I had to chuckle after reading of the recent report that Henderson paid $80,000 for by the International City/County Management Association concerning the city’s police department.

The association praised the department as having a “small-town approach,” apparently reminiscent of Sheriff Taylor and his deputy, Barney, in Mayberry.

This vision strikes me as comical, when I often see an elderly citizen stopped for a traffic violation, and there are usually two, sometimes three, police cars involved.

Then, of course, there is the ongoing federal grand jury that is apparently looking into the head-stomping of a motorist who was in diabetic shock by police Sgt. Brett Seekatz. Oh, that’s right. Sgt. Seekatz was “disciplined.” And the city paid the victim $158,500. And they paid his wife $99,000. “Small-town approach?” Um, it doesn’t seem to appear that way.

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