Police Academy Director Moses started out today's ceremony by announcing the dignitaries representing each City and Police Department. Moses got to the City of Salisbury and announced Chief Duncan and then announced Mayor Jim Ireton, stopped, looked back and saw his empty chair and said, well, he's the really tiny man you can't see back there. Salisbury had the honor of enjoying 5 new recruits/officers graduate today and the Mayor was a no show. So much for respecting First Responders.
Sheriff Mike Lewis delivered one of the greatest speeches I've ever heard him give. The details and information he provided to these new Officers was to say the least, a massive wake up call. Maybe I can hire him as a guest speaker on my upcoming campaign trail? One thing is for sure, you'll never fall asleep when Sheriff Mike Lewis is speaking.
Another AWOL person was County Executive Rick Pollitt. I just don't understand why the democratic leadership, (or the lack thereof) continues to do such things. I guess Jimmy wasn't invited to speak and if he was he didn't want to follow Sheriff Lewis, who would.
Congratulations to these 21 new Officers. By the way, Bob Harris isn't 45, he's 48 years old and won the shooting portion of the academy by shooting a 100% throughout the academy. Look out criminals of Delmar, when Bob says FREEZE, you better FREEZE! Not that he can't easily catch you in a foot chase, just FREEZE when he tells you to.