Lynn731 (Charles L. Bloss, Jr.)


Comment history

Outgoing Lawrence police chief reflects on 25 years with the force

Thank you for your service, sir.

June 25, 2017 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback allows gun bill to become law without his signature

Mr. Kort: Police and sheriff deputies are not armed with automatic sidearms. They are either armed with semi-automatic pistols or revolvers. The agency I worked for 30 years issues shotguns and rifles to their patrol deputies, but neither are automatic. Please check your facts.

June 17, 2017 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reception Thursday will allow public to meet and evaluate police chief candidates

I have always thought it better to promote competent candidates from within an agency, than look all over the country for someone.

June 15, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gunman opens fire on GOP lawmakers at baseball practice; U.S. congressman among wounded

I thank the Capitol Police and Alexandria Police for taking down this crazy guy, saving many lives. Excellent job, and another example of how good guys with guns can stop a bad guy with one. It was the fact that the Capitol Police were on scene protecting the majority whip of the House that saved the day.

June 15, 2017 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheriff requests Douglas County Commission fund 5 new deputies in 2018 budget

I support Sheriff McGovern's request for more deputies. Speaking for myself, I live in the country and am always pleased to see more deputies on patrol and traffic duty in my area. We have a lot of traffic on a very busy road near our property. We have a great Sheriff's Office, give them the extra help they need.

June 15, 2017 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police used Tasers 6 times in last 17 months, twice in violation of departmental policy

Resisting arrest, but not a threat to others? What about a threat to the officers attempting to arrest the alleged criminal? I am for the officers on this one. Is it not better to use a Taser than fight the person, and have a chance of it escalating, such as grabbing the officer's firearm, etc. That is why they carry non-lethal weapons, such as pepper spray, batons and Tasers.

June 14, 2017 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City auditor wonders why City Hall didn't act more quickly on reported billing, accounting concerns

If it had been their money, I bet they would take better care of it.

June 12, 2017 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Lots to like in budget bill

Since they seem to have so much money to throw around, how about a COLA for KPERS retirees. I do not recall the last one, if there was a last one.

June 12, 2017 at 8:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parents upset by purchase of rifles for school officers in SMSD

Rifles are much more accurate than pistols. If there is an active shooter situation at your child's school, and the school resource officer is on site, wouldn't you want them to be able to stop the threat?

June 12, 2017 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )