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Letter: Chief David Zibolski and Sheriff Jesse Jahner have different views of safety in Fargo

"Is it possible that the chief is looking at Fargo with rose-colored glasses?" Fargo resident Todd Gross wonders.

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It appears to me that our police chief and county sheriff are at odds about violent crime in Fargo.

Our illustrious Fargo Police Department Chief David Zibolski apparently thinks our violent crime is decreasing, that the city streets are safe and that if they did not report it, we, the citizens, would not know about it.

What?

He states he would not be afraid to walk the city streets at any hour of the day. The fact that he is armed may shade that comment.

Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner states the that the number of shootings and individuals fleeing law enforcement has increased in recent years. The High Plains Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshall’s Office reports that 4,000 people have warrants out for their arrest and hundreds of those are accused of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, sexual abuse, assault, arson, weapon offenses and gang-related crimes.

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Is it possible that the chief is looking at Fargo with rose-colored glasses?

One of these officers is elected by the voters; the other is appointed by the Fargo City Commission , which appears disjointed presently.

The sheriff is appropriately and honestly responding to the voters who elected him. Maybe both positions should be elected.

Todd Gross is a resident of Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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