Comment: The Sheriffs reply to my eMail.

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The Sheriffs reply to my eMail.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive such a quick reply. Too bad it takes Congress months...

----->. Greetings, on behalf of Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., for whom I work. I am Inspector Edward Bailey, Sheriff Clarke’s Adjutant, or Executive Officer, and a 23-year law enforcement officer here in Milwaukee County who has the privilege of working for a man that it appears, from your recent email to the Sheriff’s Office, that both you and I greatly admire!

In his recently aired and greatly scrutinized and commented upon Public Service Announcement, Sheriff Clarke puts it succinctly:

“I’m Sheriff David Clarke and I want to talk to you about something personal: Your safety.”

In the past week, the Sheriff has been appearing on many national news shows discussing what is, to him, something very sacred and profound: The personal safety and rights of citizens for whom he first swore a sacred oath to protect in 1978.

These are not easy issues. Violence in our society seems at times endemic. Firearms and firearms safety issues are indeed serious, as noted by Sheriff Clarke in his call for our citizenry to, “…Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm.”

But ultimately, and I expect that we will agree on this, Sheriff Clarke has observed that, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now.” A duty indeed…it is a duty that we share, our citizens in their personal lives and our nation’s law enforcement in our professional lives. As Sheriff Clarke has often reminded his Command Staff, we are true partners…and always have been. The police, and the policed. The citizen, and the government. We, the People.

Thank you so much, on behalf of Sheriff Clarke, for your warm words of support. They have been shared with the Sheriff, and he appreciates them…particularly during the media glare of the past week!

Wishing you a safe and, I trust, fruitful 2013,


Inspector Edward H. Bailey
Adjutant to Sheriff Clarke
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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