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Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Comment Worthy Of A Post: Wife of Sheriffs Deputy Speaks Out

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Did ANY Wicomico County Council Member Do Their Du...":

I am married to Wicomico County Sheriff's Deputy, when Mike Lewis first ran for office we proudly displayed his campaign sign in our front yard because we thought he was going to be a great change for the office and those officers were going to be allowed to do their jobs unlike what they were told to do or not do under Nelms. 


You know, the first couple years were good and my husband along with his fellow officers were happy and out there locking up the "bad guys" and getting all kinds of support from the office. But then it turned into you never seeing the sheriff in the office because he was somewhere speaking or teaching etc... 

Guess what Mike Lewis we elected you as sheriff because we BELIEVED in you and your goals! You, like ever other politician out there promised lots of things, you were going to get rid of all those "yes" men/women who don't know squat and hardly worked the road! You were going to boost morale in the office by making things better than they ever were under Hunter Nelms...

The morale at the officer is at an ALL TIME LOW!!! Most would rather have Hunter back in the drivers seat! Then you smack everyone of your deputies in the face by hiring Owens as a Sgt., because you didn't think anyone in your office could do the job! That is pure bull$h!t Mike and you know it! 

You have some damn fine officers working under you that could have done that job but since Owens was your buddy you hired him! I myself as a wife of a deputy who rarely calls out sick because he doesn't want to leave his fellow officers short staffed because he fears for their safety, who has been treated sometimes like dirt because he wont kiss your a$...

I felt like I had been smacked in the face too and I know there were MANY other wives who felt the same way! 

You need to address the issues at your office and stop traveling for your "part time" job ALL the time! The past month every time my husband goes to work they are under the minimum staffing of what should be allowed, this needs to be addressed because I can tell you that if my husband gets hurt on the job because you are too busy doing your "job" to do your real job, I will find the highest price lawyer I can and I will own you and that sheriffs office!! 

No officer should have to work under those conditions! Maybe you should get out on the road and help these guys out... No better way to build morale than to be on the front lines with your officers, maybe you can get all those "yes" men out there too!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

"because he fears for their safety"
" be on the front lines".
Does this woman think they are at war?
STOP THE MYTH that policing is so dangerous.
These people are being conditioned and hazed by the thin blue line crowd that promulgates this fakery to garner esteem, praise and glory for something when it is not deserved.
This is borderline psychosis and maybe the reason we see so many unwarranted police shootings that seem to be occurring at such an alarming rate.

Anonymous said...

We have a SPD without a Cheif and we are now being told we have a Sheriff's Department without enough feet on the street. Great timing! Merge SPD into the Sheriff's office. Delaware does a whole State this way. Why caa't Wicomico?

Anonymous said...

1:13 - It's called politics and control. That's why you will never see a county police force.

Anonymous said...

Owens would make a great chief of police.

Anonymous said...

12:57.....you don't think police work is scary or dangerous? Come try it! I double dog dare ya!

Anonymous said...

Uh you want to retract that policing isnt a dangerous job comment? An officer was hurt JUST LAST NIGHT you moron. Bet you wont think its so safe when YOU need THEM to save you!

Anonymous said...

owens and the mayor would hit it off real good they both have the same views

Anonymous said...

Statistically, there are other public sector jobs that have higher instances of injury and death. Truck Drivers, Equipment Operators... I am not discounting the fact that it can be dangerous, but there are other jobs that are too. Most police injuries are driving related.

Anonymous said...

1:14 - too busy chasing tail

Anonymous said...

Re; 12:57

Maybe you should walk the streets of Church St, Delaware Ave, Smith St and other areas. Maybe you should walk up to a car in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere. Maybe you should pick up the pieces of broken bodies. Maybe you should be looked upon with disdain and hatred by so many in the public.

If you did all of those things and more, you can then earn the right to run your mouth about police work not being dangerous...I bet you don't have the balls

Anonymous said...

Sheriff's Department needs to return to half the level of Officers Hunter Nelms added to the force..it is a bureaucratic quagmire that like the Fire Dept is a bloated waste of assets full of nepotists enjoying Union status that includes thinking they have the right to break laws-- Drinking and Driving is not the right of the Public Service employees both there or in the Mayor's office

Anonymous said...

12:57 you forgot chasing other mens wives!

Unknown said...

Why doesn't one of those deputies, or their wife, run for sheriff?

Anonymous said...

to the person who wrote the "post", you are spot on...

to 4:50 you are spot on as well.

Mike knows better, but for some reason doesn't seem to see the fallacy of his life. His decision making process is flawed at best. His priorities are way out of sync. He needs to have a "come to Jesus" meeting with himself, if you know what I mean...

Anonymous said...

Wow I am a little shocked lol. Most of the cry babies are those Mike promised so much to and then realized he just could not do all he wanted too. As for the ones with little road time it takes all kinds to make the machine run. They chose a course that kept them in the office. We do need those people like it or not. I myself never want to ride a desk. I do not agree with understaffing that is just plain dangerous. Hunter Nelms had some great qualities as does Sheriff Lewis. Trust me when I say I am probably one of the least liked by the admin. All in all we have a great agency that does get the job done when called upon.

I do this job because I love what I do. I love coming in to work. I really do not care if Sheriff Lewis is there. He is an elected official like it or not. I like most deputies know what my job is and do it. I dont need Mike holding my hand and I did my job under Nelms as well. I look no further then to my right and left when in a bad situation those officers standing with me at the time are those I count on. I have nothing but trust for the men and women I serve with. If anyone thinks it is easy to please 100 alphadogs your crazy. I do not have a clue who you are but understand the stress of watching your husband go out into the world in which we operate. It is not easy. Have you ever asked for a sit down with Sheriff lewis I strongly feel he would meet with you. You would not be the first spouse to do this.

I also see that the Sheriff has aged greatly since taking over as Sheriff it is by no means a place for sissies. That goes for the troops as well we have to have thick skin and courage that so many just do not have. We work in a fish bowl the world watches every move we make. The split second calls we make get reviewed every day by those not in the situation at the time. They have never been faced down by an armed criminal or been spit on, assaulted. This is just no place for the faint of heart.

To every law enforcement officer out there doing this day to day I salute you. That goes for fire fighters and our U.S. Troops out keeping watch. Dont give up on your calling you have the fabric many do not. It pays lousy and anyone doing it will never be rich by any means. You will have impressions left on your soul for life. The Sarah Foxwells and the Arnitra Pirkles you see. The damaged children raped by evil family members. The victims of sensless accidents broken and deceased. Then you have to go home and put on a smile for your children and spouse. Listen about how bad the car is running or how there is just not enough to pay all the bills lol. This is no easy task. Then there are the people who do not know you and lump you into some class of criminal because you swore to serve and protect. The actions of such a minority seem to label us all. I have in my career left my blood on the streets litterally. I have been injured by druken fools and criminals. I have been second guessed by the public and command. That is the career I chose. Again I am not second guessing your frustration. Just put it into a real perspective. It is a hard life but I would not trade my time with these brave men and women for anything. We are a unique brotherhood.

The bottom line we all would run the show differantly. I know I would. The question is do you have coconuts to put yourself out there.

Mam God Bless you and your husband. I hope you can find some kind of peace in knowing that your spouse is one of the ones willing to sacrafice his life to help others. Keep he and all of his brothers and sisters in your prayers. They truly need it.

To all you bashers I will go out tonight and am still willing to place myself between you and whatever evil comes your way. It is what I do.

JOE STOP PUTTING ALL THIS FAR LEFT BULL OUT THERE. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT. What happened to you man

Anonymous said...

Lee Stevens you are not a wife. Stop putting this stuff up. Lee Stevens for President.

Anonymous said...

It's not the sheriffs job to police the streets. It is the job of the sheriff to serve the courts, and administer the office. Part of those duties is speaking engagements and community interaction. This isn't the Wild West. Sheriff Lewis is not expected to be chasing down bad guys. That's what road guys do.
Quit your whining and put your big girl pants on. You're not going to sue the sheriff due to understaffing. You sound foolish and ill informed.

None said...

Amen! Well written, I'm a local paramedic and have had to call for PD response, due to my area it is usually a sheriff's deputy. In most cases I couldn't be happier to see you guys.

Anonymous said...

2:53 We could all walk the streets,Ie, Church St. Delaware Ave. Smith St. If you cops would do your job. But, you will not.
You do not have the "coconuts" to walk the beat there either.
That is not your fault, understood.
BUT, don't take advantage of other areas where the pickings are easier either... Go get the drug dealers, clean up the thefts, burglaries, shootings and murders if you want the glory...
There is no glory in instigating arguments with unarmed citizens doing 33 in a 25... or fighting with inspection patrons and killing them after you instigate a pissing match and argument!

Anonymous said...

Love this letter, She telling it like it is I is. Child, this is what the good 'ole boy system of thing is all about. Nelms, C. Dykes and Lewis ain't sugar, honey, ice, tea. Nothing will ever change in the city or county.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere Joe (maybe in another post) mentions that the Sheriff's forgotten where he's come from. I disagree. When a politician is secure in their position or they are calling it quits, then the real them comes out. What they say, how they act when facing an election take with a grain of salt. This is why a politicians personal life is so important. You get the real them when you dig into their personal lives and how they conduct that.

Anonymous said...

10:41. If the COURTS did their job and quit putting the scum back on our streets...

Anonymous said...

A deputy needs someone to look up to. HA HA

Anonymous said...

Don't slam Dave Owens for any indiscretions that Mike Lewis may have (even though I believe Owens to be a good choice for SGT). Owens may be part of "the network" you speak of, but I DO know him personally and I doubt that there is a more dedicated and qualified person for the job. Just because you are connected doesn't mean that you aren't qualified or unable to do the job properly. In this case, I know the "good ole boy network" has made the right decision for SGT. When hiring for the WBI, wouldn't you want somebody with the most experience to head the division? I'd rather hire somebody with State agency experience and knowledge than somebody who has only worked within the County. Besides, the WBI is a joint effort between WCSO and MSP, wouldn't a retired MSP sergeant make for a more appropriate candidate?

Bottom line is, you can't knock somebody seizing the opportunity given to them. Wouldn't you take the opportunity?