To the Editor,

I have withdrawn from all activities supporting our state and local police department. Our elected officials made me choose between the laws of our local government and the federal government.

As a retired federal employee my allegiance is to the federal government. Now that the federal government is at odds with the state over sanctuary status, I can no longer support any state or local police function.

Maybe in the future I will change my mind if the situation warrants. On October 1, 2019, the beginning of the new federal fiscal year, there should be an adjustment down in the money given to sanctuary cities and states. Our elected leaders; and their lack of cooperation; are making our fiscal situation in peril.

- Donald Ruth, Jr.

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