The article about the letter supporting Measure 105 that was signed by sheriffs of sixteen Oregon counties caught my eye, and I read the list with interest. It was surprising to see that the sheriff of Wheeler County, the county in which I was born and raised, was included. Several weeks ago, news outlets reported that the sheriff of Wheeler County had resigned and the office was to remain vacant because of that county's longstanding budget problems.

If, as The News-Review editorial states, the letter includes reference to the murder of Mollie Tibbets, the letter must have been written — and one would presume — signed, quite recently.

Apparently Wheeler County Sheriff Humphreys has stated he will remain in the position for 4 to 6 months in case the county decides to replace him. However, it seems questionable that an outgoing sheriff would speak for the county when he will in all likelihood not be in office by the time the election takes place.

Prudy Zorotovich


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