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Petition in support of sheriff circulating


Thursday, June 18

A petition in support of local police is currently circulating online, with more than a thousand signatures to date.

Organizer Sarah Wold writes she began the petition in response to one completed recently demanding the County Commissioners defund the sheriff’s department. That petition closed with about 400 signatures.

“We need to show the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners as well as the Klickitat County Sherriff’s department that there are residents of Klickitat County who stand with them, that we see their value,” Wold states in her explanation of the petition. “Do we need change? Yes, but defunding the police department is going to lead to destruction, death, pain, suffering and so much more that is unnecessary for Klickitat County to go through. We need to stand together showing our support and dedication to our police department. They need our help!”

The petition then presents a statement of solidarity: “I will stand with our Police Department. I will continue to teach my children that the police officers are our friends. I will continue to teach my children that Police officers protect us when others will not. My children will grow up to respect the police officers. They will grow up knowing police officers sacrifice their entire lives to serving us.”


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