I am a retired psychologist and was formerly a professor at the University of Iowa and University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine. I taught suicide prevention and treatment to physicians. I also worked with many families and organizations where a suicide had taken place.
I recently heard a comment regarding low morale in the sheriff’s department. Of course morale would be a problem after an event like what happened last year. I have seen many organizations completely disintegrate following what our sheriff’s department went through. But our sheriff’s department continued to function, and as far as I can see, has done a wonderful job this past year under Sheriff Howie. Mark Howie looks both competent and caring to me. Someone we would want to keep.