Look at what the Democrats wrought.
Goodhue’s police chief said in July that he had ‘zero applicants’ to join force
By Jeffrey Clark, Fox News, August 15, 2023:
Goodhue, Minnesota, a small city in the southeastern part of the state, lost its entire police force after the chief and other members of the department handed in their resignation.
“I think we’re all a little bit blindsided by it, but we’re resilient, and we’re going to move forward,” Goodhue Mayor Ellen Anderson Buck told Fox 9.
“I want to reiterate that we will have poli
Police Chief Josh Smith, who will continue to serve in his position until Aug. 24, told city officials that he could not find anyone to sign up to join the police force.
“This has been three weeks now, we have zero applicants, and I have zero prospects,” Smith said on July 26. “I’ve called every PD around for the youngest guys out there, getting into the game. There’s nobody getting into the game.”
“If you want to keep the PD and this is something we want to continue going with, something needs to change dramatically and drastically, and it’s got to happen now.”
One Goodhue City Council member, Chris Schmit, praised the police force for maintaining law and order in the city.
“I can probably speak for everyone when I say that they provided excellent safety and security to our community. And the small town policing that they did, we want that back.”
Smith also told the Goodhue City Council that the police force was losing on recruitment numbers because of low pay and competition from larger communities.
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