published Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Good Deed: Glenwood residents appreciate new police chief ’s personal touch

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    Mayor Andy Berke's choice for Chattanooga police chief, Fred Fletcher, speaks to media on April 29.
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Glenwood residents appreciate new police chief ’s personal touch

Thank you Police Chief Fred Fletcher for attending our June neighborhood meeting. Our Station House 5 and Echo sector representatives from the Fire and Police Departments graciously agreed to be our guests and meet our Glenwood residents.

To our surprise, Dr. Paul Smith and newly appointed Police Chief Fletcher entered the room. They listened patiently during our meeting, and when they were introduced, warmed the room with their humbleness and true interest.

Of all the places they could have been that evening, they chose the Glenwood Neighborhood Association. We thank them for their presence, enthusiasm and openness.

— Glenwood Neighborhood and Safety Leadership, Donald Sanderfur, Chandra McFarland, Brian Barrow, Dorothy Morton, Yusuf Hakeem, Olin Ivey, Jewel Jackson and Diane Meadows

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sagoyewatha said...

That was a nice gesture for the new Chief, who seems sincere and interested in the welfare of the citizens. Here is a vexing problem he could no boubt help a great number of taxpayers with. FIREWORKS. Illegal to set off in the city limits, but totally ignored by police. For this "4th of July," it began in June. The city dealers reportedly sold 3 times more than ever before to arm strange people who set off one explosion after another until 5:09 am in this Hixson area on the Morning of the 5th, picked back up that evening and set them off until after 4 am on Sunday the 6th. This situation worsens each year and nothing is done about it. There are homes full of elderly people who are ill and need rest, babies who are sick and now afraid, sweet little animals hiding and crying from fear, and combat veterans pulsating with PTSD crawling on floors and lawns on ghost patrols, some of them armed. It is more dangerous than most even know. Sober, normal people do not cause explosions all night long, anytime. Celebrate Independence Day the way it is intended. It will be safer for all. How about it, Chief? Can the taxpayers get this law enforced?

July 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Ki said...

Hixson? Isn't that county, which comes under the sheriff's jurisdiction?

July 6, 2014 at 4:59 p.m.
sagoyewatha said...

Ki, This part of Hixson is in the city,other parts are in the county. We pay city and county taxes on our property, and plenty of them. Any police organization that wants to enforce the law is welcome to do so.

July 6, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.
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