LETTER: Sheriff Strachan fan

I am currently a Sheriff’s Deputy and am very proud to work for KC. I am often asked for advice on what department to apply for when people are job-hunting police positions.

For the past several years, I’ve always replied “if you can’t work for KC, Kent PD is the only the place to go.” I based my reply on the various police department detectives and their command staff that I’ve interacted with over the years.

I recently had a conversation with one of those detectives who relayed to me that the best thing about (King County Sheriff Steve) Strachan is that he “makes you do the right thing.” Strachan held the officers accountable in a manner, which was respectful, to all.

Strachan didn’t do this by demeaning anyone, he didn’t cram it down people’s throat, nor did he appear to make decisions based on some kind of vendetta. He led by example and made decisions based on the good of the department and the community.

These are the actions that I’ve seen the past year since Strachan has been with the Sheriff’s Office and he has earned my respect. He has shown courage, integrity, and the determination to give the citizen’s of King County a police department we can all be proud of again.

In today’s law enforcement, we need someone that has proven managerial skills and is respected in the law enforcement community for his ability to forge partnerships with other departments without being condescending. We need his continued leadership.

Kristi Bridgman
King County Deputy

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