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LAKEWOOD: Don’t judge LPD by one officer

Letter by Dave Cornett , Puyallup on Feb. 10, 2012 at 10:21 am with 5 Comments »
February 10, 2012 2:59 pm

Re: “Officer allegedly took $151,000 from charity” (TNT, 2-9).

I agree that what that officer is charged with doing was very wrong. But to mention that he was with the “bar sweep team” is irrelevant and should not have been mentioned.

My partner and I worked dozens of times with the team, which did a lot to stop crime in Lakewood.

The Lakewood Police Department has some of the best officers around. I don’t believe one bad apple spoils the whole bunch. They have heroes in that department. I ask the public to not judge the Lakewood Police Department by one man, nor any other police department.

(Now retired, Cornett was a longtime Liquor Control Board enforcement agent in Pierce County.)

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    Only the extreme narrow minded would paint the entire force with a broad brush. It is, though, not uncommon for The Blue Wall to hide things.

  2. HistoryFan says:

    Amazing statement Blaine. Within two sentences you managed to contradict yourself. What do you really believe?

  3. ManuelMartini says:

    “bar sweep”

    “one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch”


  4. Since police officers are the law; many think they are above, oblivious to the laws that the rest of us follow

  5. concernedtacoma7 says:

    MM- what are you getting at? State a point please. Thank you.

    The police have a challenging, zero defect job. The media spotlight is always on them, and recently they became a target of the extreme left.

    I have called 911 on a few occasions and have been very grateful of the prompt and professional response.

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