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Tribune should provide complete cops reports

Published 9:01am Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I feel the citizens of Lawrence County and the City of Ironton deserve much more information pertinent to our safety and security than we are currently receiving from The Tribune.

I also feel it is of paramount importance The Tribune fulfill its obligation to the citizenry by publishing a police report which informs readers of various crime areas throughout the county so we can be better prepared to protect ourselves and our property during a time law enforcement is almost nonexistent at a dependable level.

I further feel The Tribune is guilty of nonfeasance through its omission of an act that should have been performed.

Since November 2012, The Tribune has published a Police Report a total of 15 times and should be ashamed of such substandard reporting, unless The Tribune feels crime is now nonexistent.

Allen Caldwell

South Point


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  • Shooter

    i have started to get the Police Reports on The Herald Dispatch….Gittem sooner.

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  • Poor Richard

    What a wonderful suggestion. Most counties have very informative websites that provide this type of information to citizens including minutes to meetings like the weekly county commissioners meetings or the monthly township trustee meetings.

    As younger elected officals have taken office, the websites have greatly improved and the county sheriff has alot of information on his website. These websites will not help those that do not use computers and the office holders need to take that into consideration. Doug Cade has a good website as does Mr. Kline at the auditors office. As for county commissioners, the presumed leaders of the county, obviously none of them know how to use a computer.

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