Letter to the Editor: Jeff Campbell


By Jeff Campbell

September 16, 2020

This writer must applaud Sheriff Casey Sheridan for penning the article appearing in KCI, Sept. 9, 2020 edition, p. 9 “Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Process.” “Statement by KC Sheriff Casey Sheridan.” It was well-written, succinct, explaining the process in an understandable way. Very good, sir. This would have done a lot for the community good some time ago, but is still welcome. The thing most appreciated was the objective way in which you explained it all. Thank you Sheriff Sheridan for your words.

So good, in fact, you should write more for the paper, keeping the citizens abreast of their Sheriff’s Office operations and activities. I sincerely hope you’ll pass along your writing skills to all your officers and staff for their incident, supplemental, affidavits and narrative reports.

Do not forget: - Remember. September 17, will mark 23 weeks, (161 days, 3,864 hours) since unarmed Zachary Shane Gifford, 39, was tased and shot three times in the back, to death, in Brandon on April 9, 2020. He was the passenger in a vehicle stopped for a petty traffic violation. We have prayed many times for the resolution of Zach’s homicide. Our thoughts go to him and his family. The D.A. has – Justice for Zach – in his hands. Others must stand in defense of justice. We need Justice Warriors too.

Blessings and peace to you Sheriff Sheridan, your officers, and staff who serve with integrity, for the best of reasons.

Ne Obliviscaris – Do not forget September 11, 2001 and all those who died for the worst of reasons, and afterward those, who died in service for the best of reasons, in our justifiable defense. Remember all the untold hundreds of thousands uniformed men and women who serve abroad and at home with courage everyday without firing a shot out of fear or anger. Remembrance is the greatest deterrent to tyranny.

I speak for no one else, but I am not alone.

Vayan con Dios, Jeff C. Campbell

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