Lake County Sheriff Pens Emotional Post Amid Dangerously Low Recruitment Number

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Friday marks one month since a gunman opened fire in Uvalde, Texas. He killed 19 children and 2 teachers. As the nation copes with the tragedy, there’s been outrage over police response. Investigators discovered that it took more than an hour for officers to enter the classroom and stopped the gunman, while children called 911, begging for help.

But local law enforcement worries about the impact this case, as well as other national cases where certain officers showed a lack of judgment or wrongdoing, has on their own ability to fight crime and recruit, desperately needed, new officers.

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