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Remember the song, “It’s a Family Affair”? I see in Wednesday, Jan. 19, edition the front page showing a lady pinning a sheriff’s badge on the brother-in-law of John D’Agostini. The brother-in-law has been appointed and hired by D’Agostini to be second in command at the Sheriff’s Department. Sounded a bit convenient to me.
I also read the ridiculous comment in a letter to the editor by a former law enforcement officer of 30 years indicating it’s good they know each other and are close. (Makes for a great working relationship.)
Is the sheriff incapable of working closely with others outside his family realm? That appointment totally reeks of favoritism. We as citizens are already upset and very sensitive to county management and the compensation we pay these people. We struggle to survive in this economic disaster. Seeing that type of appointment at the compensation level he probably gets was like pouring salt into an open wound.
I liked John D’Agostini’s comment about by hiring his brother-in-law we are getting “the best of the best.” Is that really true? If you really want to put that remark to test allow us to see the complete list of candidates you researched, reviewed and considered for the position before hiring your brother-in-law. Make it public record and let us come to that conclusion.