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Port Clinton officer responds to author of obscene letter

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PORT CLINTON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Port Clinton Police Department posted the following on their Facebook page Friday:

"To the Anonymous Author of letters to City Council,

In reading the letters you sent to five of the eight City Council Members, it is very evident that you are disgruntled with certain elected officials. I'm going to take a shot in the dark, figuratively, not literally and say that you probably portrait yourself as being a concerned citizen, looking out for the best interests of the City. I commend anyone that takes an interest in their community, but only when they conduct themselves in a manner that is constructive and legal. Be assured the Port Clinton Police Department will investigate this violation of Ohio Revised Code the same as every other complaint, to the fullest of our ability!

There are many definitions for the term "citizenship". One of which I found on www.dictionary.com, "the state of being vested with the rights, privileges and duties of a citizen". Another, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, "the quality of an individual's response to membership in a community". I find this second definition to be most relevant to this matter and deserves to be mentioned again, "the quality of an individual's response to membership in a community". The method you chose to convey your displeasure with City Officials is not only illegal but it falls far short in a scale of quality.

What you did does not meet the standards of an upstanding citizen of this community. But as I mentioned before, I do believe you consider yourself as upstanding citizen with the best interests of not just yourself but your fellow taxpayers. So with that said, I ask you to do what is right. Meet that standard of high quality and come forward to claim authorship of these letters. By doing so, you will relieve the burden you have placed not only on yourself and your family, but also on every tax payer for the time and resources required for this investigation. Come forward and lets discuss the matter and how we will proceed from here. This complaint will not go away, it will be investigated and there will be a resolution. It will be up to you how and when that resolution comes, either sooner or later.

Call and help me, help you!

Corbin Carpenter
Detective Sergeant"

This message was in response to a letter sent to all members of city council earlier in the week. Read the story here.

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