My family and I are Bee County residents and live in Pawnee. My mom and dad have lived in Pawnee for more than 30 years and nothing in this small town ever happens.
But on the morning of July 5, my mother went outside to her vehicle to find that it had been sprayed with white spray paint on the hood and on the windshield. My sister called the sheriff’s office and, yes, a deputy did come out. But was there for like five minutes! He looked around and looked at the vehicle and was like, “It will wash off.” What? Really? My sister told him that she noticed that there was a spray can thrown on the other side of the fence, and it could be the same one used on the vehicle. Did he collect it for evidence, maybe to see if there was a fingerprint on it? No! He said, “Oh, OK.” Seriously? He didn’t even bother to go look at it, go pick it up and even make it seem like he cared. Then he told my sister that a report could be made or that it could be documented. OK, so did he take one? No!
At that time he got another call and said, “I have another call, do you want me to come back?” Again, what? OK, Mr. Deputy, you weren’t done here. Are there not other deputies that can take the other call? Since when did one person become more important than another? I know when we get customers at my work, we don’t stop helping someone just because their situation is less important than the person that just walked in; we take care of everyone.
It’s really sad that, when something terrible has happened and you call for help, not even the law cares. Whatever happened to “Protect and Serve?” What happened to the officer who made you feel like they where going to take care of it or do something about it, even though nothing could really be done. Just give a victim hope. Thank you, Mr. Lawman, you really make us feel like you’re here to protect us.