Letters to the Editor

Supports Brent Johnson for San Juan County sheriff

I knew Brent this past year as one of the parents at Spring Street School, but I did not interact with him a lot in his professional role as a detective until this spring.

After several meetings with Detective Johnson, I thought of Auden's lines above and reflected on how wonderful it was to see a master at work, practicing his craft with such precision, insight, and wisdom.

By nature, I am not one who offers praise lightly. If anything, I tend to be too critical and set my standards too high. But watching Brent work, was truly a joy to behold. He clearly has not only the character, humility, and high ethical standards that we need on our island, but also has the experience, wisdom, and mastery that comes from years of experience practicing his craft.

To find someone who understands that ethics and law work in tandem, and that it is not enough to simply search for the truth, but, instead, that we must also strive to do what is ethically right as we search, is a wonderful thing indeed!

Louis O'Prussack, MA
Friday Harbor

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