Jennifer Mayers, Kimball
Sheriff Sanner is not deserving of re-election. Many seem to forget about Joshua Guimond, who went missing from St. John’s University on Nov. 10, 2002 and still remains missing today. Sgt. Phil Meemken, who was accused of criminal sexual conduct, was put on paid administrative leave for two years, causing the successful Explorer program to be completely terminated. The Jeffery Schutz homicide in October 2012 is still awaiting trial. Officer Tommy Decker’s murder case still remains open to this day, leaving no closure for the widow or family. Mandy Matula’s body was found in Mississippi River Park in October 2013 by a hiker. A request, by a deputy, to use the mounted patrol to assist in the search was denied by Sanner. The biggest reason for the renewed interest in the Jacob Wetterling case is the dedicated work of Joy Baker and Jared Scheierl, who also has a 25-year-old unsolved case within Stearns County.
I wonder why Sanner doesn’t want to have an independent review of the department? What does he have to hide? It’s time he’s held accountable and not re-elected. As a former Stearns County deputy, I fully support Mark Bromenschenkel for Stearns County Sheriff.