I read with interest the flurry of comments involving the placement of a fish on the rear of Deputy Sheriff Marty Elliott’s cruiser. Among the comments that interested me most were those relating to the character and stature of Marty and the sheriff’s department as a whole. As a practitioner of criminal defense law in this area, I want to assure this community that we are indeed protected by the finest of officers, both men and women, with whom I deal regularly. Sheriff LeeRoy Hardin and his staff, following in the footsteps of Karl Luttrell, do an outstanding job upholding peace, dignity, and fairness within our county.
This department, like Karl before them, are informed, polite, and friendly. Individually, and as a group, it is an absolute pleasure to work with men and women of this caliber, and I am proud to know each and every one of them. We are indeed blessed to be protected and served by this fine group.