Not your pal

Dear Editor:

I have known Rich Valdez for 11 years and worked with him for eight of those years. Rich’s lifelong home is Archuleta County and I believe as sheriff, he will fully protect and serve its citizens. He has very clearly, and in detail, outlined his vision and goals for the future given the needs of the county and its available resources. While I believe that, as sheriff, Rich, will continue to maintain a positive and responsive relationship with all the citizens of Archuleta County, it is not the duty of any law enforcement officer or elected official to be your pal.

Norm Frazier

St. George, Utah

This story was posted on May 22, 2014.