County sheriff’s race: Johnson will bring integrity to office

Susanna Johnson should be Snohomish County’s next sheriff. I’ve known her since 1997, when I was hired by the the sheriff’s office after working in law enforcement in California for the previous 15 years. She was my detective sergeant for about two years. It doesn’t matter the task, she gives everything she has to every task. The fact that she advanced to bureau chief cannot be overlooked as a major achievement. She embraces diversity and the challenges of bringing people together to improve everyone’s quality of life.

As our next sheriff, Johnson will bring integrity back to the sheriff’s office.

I retired in 2020 partially because I could not in good faith work for Adam Fortney as sheriff. He rehired deputies and his views towards covid ignored the science and put people in danger.

I worked for the county health district both as a covid contact tracer and contact tracer supervisor; the science was and is undeniable.

Allowing the office’s accreditation to expire was nothing less than lazy and incompetent. Being an accredited law enforcement agency shows that the agency meets important standards that have been established by state agencies.

For all the accomplishments Fortney tried to put out there, the facts are that actual functioning and integrity of the sheriff’s office has declined dramatically.

Please consider voting for Susanna Johnson for Snohomish County Sheriff. Lets get the sheriff’s office back on track to be the most respected law enforcement agency in the state of Washington.

David L. Coleman


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