Sherwood resident Dave Howard is retired from 30 years of law enforcement in Clackamas County

Brief intro: I have honorably retired from 30 years of law enforcement. My enforcement background includes a bachelor's degree in law enforcement iDave Howardn 1977 at Portland State University. I worked private retail security with Nordstrom Co., and worked with a brief stint with the Portland Police Department as a reserve. After 20 plus years with Oregon City Police Department, I served seven years with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. I've been assigned to the patrol division, detective division, worked with the Clackamas County homicide team and state police through OCPD. I supervised as a corporal, sergeant and a temp assignment to lieutenant at OCPD. I retired at CCSO as a detective. To say the least, I've seen the good, bad and ugly of police work, the agencies and their management.

I am endorsing Lynn Schoenfeld as the next Clackamas County sheriff. Disclosure: I am married to his sister. We are not fishing buddies or anything of the sort. I know Lynn Schoenfeld to be honest to a fault. I know him to have a strong ethical and moral code. He is pro-enforcement, pro-equality and against the "good ole boy" system in law enforcement.

His record speaks for itself. I know the county has some of the best law enforcement people in the state, bar none. I also know the management has gone adrift in recent years. Are you concerned with cleaning the quid-pro-quo "good ole boy" system and having honest, ethical and efficient management from a candidate with a master's degree, operating two businesses successfully and nearly 30 years of law enforcement? Then Lynn Schoenfeld is your answer.

There is an old saying, People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I'll not disparage anyone opposing Lynn Schoenfeld. I'll not toss out the stories that could inflame. Those of you in CCSO know what I'm talking about. Lynn Schoenfeld is the stable, steady and intelligent choice for sheriff.

Sherwood resident Dave Howard is retired from 30 years of law enforcement in Clackamas County.

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