I was with the Sumner Police Department for 28 years before I retired as a lieutenant. When you’re in law enforcement, you get to see the best and worst in a community.
I watched what happened to the City of Pacific when Mayor Cy Sun almost single-handedly destroyed the town. Their council meetings were out of control, and there was no respect for civility and process.
It saddens me to see the same kind of behavior tolerated in Sumner. Things have gotten so out of hand that each council meeting has a law officer in attendance to ensure the public’s safety. Two council members in particular do nothing to curb disruptive, destructive and sometimes even threatening behavior. There have been times when those two council members have even encouraged it. Their antics don’t represent me or this community.
I encourage Sumner residents to bring back the pride in Sumner. It’s a great city that deserves leaders who respect our town. We need to get Mayor Dave Enslow re-elected and support Kathy Hayden for city council. They’ll serve our city well.