Top 5 reasons Larry Saunders decided to step down as Lakewood’s police chief and serve in Iraq (besides the so-called “real” reason he’s given: “My skills are really needed.”).
5. Al-qaida’s a piece of cake compared to Lakewood’s bad boys.
4. Fewer casinos in all of Iraq than in Lakewood.
3. Brand-new opportunity to set up Photocop at busy Baghdad intersections.
2. Less sectarian warfare in Iraq than on Lakewood City Council
And the No. 1 reason:
Like many locals, he still can’t find his way around Lakewood.
All joking aside, we wish Saunders good luck on his tour of duty. You have to admire someone who’s willing to make such a sacrifice at a time of life (he’s almost 60) when most folks are planning their retirement.