I try to remember to do this every year on July 29th.
Sometimes I’m a day early- sometimes a little late.
Today I’m early. SGM North Woodall, a warrior, a veteran of three wars, was killed in his home in Dayton and no one has been prosecuted for his murder.
There are no excuses for the Dayton Police Department on this. They get a big fat “F.” There are no excuses for his neighbors, who didn’t see anything, didn’t hear anything.
We failed to provide the basics that he fought for, that he pledged his life for- while fighting in places far away- SGM North Woodall didn’t get life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. He got murdered.
Just remember, that while the current commission had $650K to spend to protect 9 Klansman on the square- they don’t have the money to keep our police staffed at adequate levels to properly do their job to protect all of us- and an 85 year old retired hero.
If I’m elected this November, this will be one of the things I fix. For SGM Woodall- and for the rest of us, who should never have to live in fear of being murdered in our homes- and the crime to go unsolved.