We deserve better when it comes to sheriff

To the editor:

I have followed with interest the two candidates running for sheriff and I believe Officer Sorlie will be the best candidate for the job. When Sheriff Bieber talks about the low morale and the high turnover rate at the sheriff’s department, his excuse is that we’re comparable to every other sheriff’s department and jail the same size as our county’s. Is this what this county is paying for? Someone to be just like every other county our size? I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to be paying a person’s salary, I want them to be better than everyone else. Officer Sorlie is promising just that: to do better than the others. To fix the morale and whatever else is affecting our police and corrections officers, so they stay.

Kathleen Ile,

Gresham