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Sheriff Responds to Editorial
Friday, August 30, 2013

From: Scott, Mike

Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 9:08 AM

To: 'mmchan@news-press.com'; 'teberle@news-press.com'; 'mkendall@news-press.com'; 'thimes@news-press.com'

Subject: Gee Whiz

Someone just sent me your editorial. Gee whiz…I am beginning to get the impression that you News-Press folks don’t like me very much. If I didn’t know any better I would almost think it to be personal. I do want to thank you nonetheless for suggesting how I should do my job while forbidding me from suggesting to others how they should do theirs. Fortunately, a few more than 50% plus 1 of those that review my job performance over the last 9 years running do not share your assessment of my leadership qualities. Nor does the FBI (refer to leadership speech 241 at Quantico) or the State of Florida who just yesterday appointed me to an advisory committee for the Highway Patrol.

There is a reason that I am on the field of play and you are on the sidelines as the “Friday” (in this case) morning quarterback. Meanwhile, consider the highlights in red and know that I will lead the security discussion if asked to do so having forgotten more about security than you will ever know.

Speaking of Friday…Happy Friday.

Mike

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From: Clayton, Betsy [mailto:BClayton@leegov.com]

Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:49 PM

To: Schall, Tony; Velez, David

Subject: Eagle-Palooza

This is what went to media from us, FYI:

“Lee County has not received a special event permit application from the organizers nor has the department been approached by the organizers about the event. As per Lee County ordinance, the special event permit process involves a number of departments and agencies, one of which is the Sheriff’s Office. It’s not out of the ordinary for the Sheriff to identify security concerns. Lee County Parks & Recreation will work in unison with the Sheriff’s Office to ensure we provide a safe environment at special events in our community.” - Dave Harner, Director, Lee County Parks & Recreation