There’s never a cop around when you need one — right?
Not so when it’s the sheriff’s officers in Grays Harbor County.
On Thursday, Aug. 24, I discovered that our garden shed and attached garage had both been broken into and expensive Stihl power equipment had been stolen — a backpack blower, a string trimmer, a small chainsaw and a Caterpillar battery jump-starter/air compressor kit.
My call to the sheriff’s office to report the break-ins and thefts immediately put me in phone contact with Deputy C. Steiner, who was investigating another theft only a quarter-mile away, also in Schafer Meadows.
As I was relaying to him what items I was missing, he interrupted me to announce that he not only had located all of my stolen property, but also a kayak stolen from another neighbor.
Deputy Steiner and Lt. Brad Johansson, working together, had solved two break-ins, another theft, recovered all of the stolen property, and a match of serial numbers was sufficient to make an arrest.
All of this took place within five minutes of my call to the dispatcher!
Could our tax dollars buy any better quality of law enforcement for us citizens of Grays Harbor? I think not.
But unfortunately their dedication and commitment for such incredible police work is seldom appreciated. They are our unsung heroes, and I, for one, am proud to pledge my support.
Thank you for a job well done.