A sheriff who will serve rural folk

To the editor,

We live on a small farm that is around 45 miles from the Sheriff Office. We seldom see deputies in our area, and it was a far safer feeling when BP paid extra to have deputies patrol. Deputies, in addition to deterring crime, have also been helpful with irrigation water disputes, slowing down the fast gas well traffic on the gravel roads, and occasionally chasing stock off the road & preventing accidents. Our Sheriff’s Department cannot continue to lose so many deputies. All divisive politics aside, it is time for a new Sherriff that will provide new morale and pay more attention to farmers and ranchers in the more rural areas.

– Greg Gummersall, La Plata County