Retaliating against a whistle blower is rarely advised. Of course, it’s one way of warning future whistle blowers to be careful and think twice before reporting wrongdoing.

Read: CBI finds criminal charges aren’t warranted in case of illegal notarizations of deputy oaths

Just like alleged retaliation against the victims of sexual harassment is never wise, neither is this sort of course of action. But that seems to be ingrained in the culture of our county.

Read: Message to the Citizens of El Paso County: ANOTHER Lawsuit & Abuse of YOUR Money

I will change that when I am the next Sheriff of El Paso County. For starters, we won’t break the law. That will reduce the chances of people finding some reason to complain in the first place. Then, if someone files a complaint, the person is accorded respect and fairness along the way.

Enough is enough.

El Paso County, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” (h/t President Ronald Reagan)