'Hero' cop to leave Vallejo Police De...

'Hero' cop to leave Vallejo Police Department

There are 287 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from May 11, 2008, titled 'Hero' cop to leave Vallejo Police Department. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

The Vallejo officer credited with saving a teen from being abducted Monday is planning to leave the department for another agency.

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Steve

Vacaville, CA

#1 May 11, 2008
This is very sad, but only the start of a trend. Too bad Vallejo's finances are in such a shape that quality public safety workers now have to look elsewhere to secure financial security for their families. Vallejo's finest (police&fire) work hard and earn their money. I wish the people of Vallejo well!
Abalonious Monkfish

Santa Rosa, CA

#2 May 11, 2008
He did a good deed. Now who really gives a flying F if he leaves or not. Good riddance. More slanted BS reporting from the TH. Why is it that none of these cops or firemen understand that filing BK provides stability in order to work out problems. Also, isn't it interesting that so far 100% of these employees leaving the city are taking pay cuts. That speaks volumes all by itself.
No Traitor Here

AOL

#3 May 11, 2008
Monkfish is a bottom feeder. My bet is you would have stood back and watched! It's easy to spill hate from behind an anonymous name. It almost gives you a feeling of power. You are a loser!
Abalonious Monkfish

Santa Rosa, CA

#4 May 11, 2008
You don't know me very well then. I'd risk my life in a second to help someone else. As I said he did a great deed and is a hero for that deed. I guess my overall issue is that the TH continues to tie these hero stories to a larger agenda that we all know is happening at the TH. Report the story, celebrate the good deed, calling him a hero is all great and valuable. Tie that good deed to an agenda that the helps the union cause is not reporting. It's propaganda. Over and Out.
Golden Retirement

Vernalis, CA

#5 May 11, 2008
Hey, it sells papers, and that's all that matters. They call this rag the Times-Horrid, they call it fishrap, and they call it birdcage liner. The editors have an agenda, of course. But this rag seems to intentionally stir up hate and discontent. I recall big red letters for a headline when planes collided over San Diego in the mid 1970's... the Times-Horrid headlines read:

Flaming Bodies Rain Down On San Diego

Not much has changed.
No Traitor Here

AOL

#6 May 11, 2008
Bottom feeder, put your money where your hummingbird mouth is and ride out with Vallejo. Why don't you set aside one weekend night for an entire month (about 4 ride alongs) and lets see how you act. I hear you say you would risk your life in a second. I doubt it! My biggest problem with all these blogs is the portrayal of how labor groups are greedy, hateful and thiefs. We signed contracts! We don't even have to be negotiating with this dumb ass group of people running the city. And I would never ferer to them as leaders because they are not leaders. Leaders are firm, fair and respected by all. I will fight to the end to secure a happy, healthy and financially secure life for my family. If I can not do it her, oh well! You keep supporting those jock straps running this city. Keep supporting all those 99cent stores, smoke shops, nail salons and barber shops. Keep those strip malls flourishing and keep reducing police services. Hows that downtown looking. I see dope dealers and thugs occupying corners 24/7. Put the blame where the blame is due, back on the city. You think this city is beautiful. How is your street. Maybe it is okay, but how about the next street over. I don't think anyone (except those that live in the city of Hiddenbrooke, can refute this analogy. This is a perfect example of gross mismangement for 25 years. This city is out of money! I will not argue that point. But I will always argue till I die 24 million reasons within the past 7 years of how the general fund was poorly managed by our Jock Straps at the city. This deficit and bankruptcy did not have to happen. If we do end up in court, I am willing to take that chance. If the city can't pay their bills, I will find employment elswhere. KMA!!!!!!
Get a CLUE

United States

#7 May 11, 2008
Ok. Bizzare article. Great, he sound like a fine officer. He did his job well. We should all be thankful, I am.

What I dont get is how this ties in with bankruptcy that the city is facing? What the Times Herald and many of you just dont seem to get is the city really HAS NO CHOICE. These contracts, by any way you look at, and any way you wish to spin it, are much too generous for a city of this size and location. Police and FF need to get over it, realize this, and get in line with their cohorts. No more bizzare propaganda-that means you TIMES HERALD. END OF STORY.
CasualObserver

Berkeley, CA

#8 May 11, 2008
Yet, you would not take a pay cut here to help the City that has been good to you remain solvent.

That being said, your statements to the press seem a little disingenuous.
Hello

Belmont, CA

#9 May 11, 2008
Casual,

UGH.........Get a life loser!
Keep it

AOL

#10 May 11, 2008
I don't understand how almost all of you are not grasping the story here. Officer Ryenolds is one of the good ones and I hate to see hime go. He helped my family with a case I won't discuss but he cares about what he does. He saved a teen girl from either being raped or possibly murdered!! and you say this is all hype for bankruptcy?? WE ARE IN TROUBLE!!! Good luck Officer Reynolds!!!
Keep it

AOL

#11 May 11, 2008
Get a CLUE wrote:
Ok. Bizzare article. Great, he sound like a fine officer. He did his job well. We should all be thankful, I am.
What I dont get is how this ties in with bankruptcy that the city is facing? What the Times Herald and many of you just dont seem to get is the city really HAS NO CHOICE. These contracts, by any way you look at, and any way you wish to spin it, are much too generous for a city of this size and location. Police and FF need to get over it, realize this, and get in line with their cohorts. No more bizzare propaganda-that means you TIMES HERALD. END OF STORY.
You are an iddiot!! TH reports the news and as far as I'm concerned this officer leaving is a direct result of the NEWS!! you moron!!! This is real.
Abalonious Monkfish

Santa Rosa, CA

#12 May 11, 2008
No Traitor Here wrote:
Bottom feeder, put your money where your hummingbird mouth is and ride out with Vallejo. Why don't you set aside one weekend night for an entire month (about 4 ride alongs) and lets see how you act. I hear you say you would risk your life in a second. I doubt it! My biggest problem with all these blogs is the portrayal of how labor groups are greedy, hateful and thiefs. We signed contracts! We don't even have to be negotiating with this dumb ass group of people running the city. And I would never ferer to them as leaders because they are not leaders. Leaders are firm, fair and respected by all. I will fight to the end to secure a happy, healthy and financially secure life for my family. If I can not do it her, oh well! You keep supporting those jock straps running this city. Keep supporting all those 99cent stores, smoke shops, nail salons and barber shops. Keep those strip malls flourishing and keep reducing police services. Hows that downtown looking. I see dope dealers and thugs occupying corners 24/7. Put the blame where the blame is due, back on the city. You think this city is beautiful. How is your street. Maybe it is okay, but how about the next street over. I don't think anyone (except those that live in the city of Hiddenbrooke, can refute this analogy. This is a perfect example of gross mismangement for 25 years. This city is out of money! I will not argue that point. But I will always argue till I die 24 million reasons within the past 7 years of how the general fund was poorly managed by our Jock Straps at the city. This deficit and bankruptcy did not have to happen. If we do end up in court, I am willing to take that chance. If the city can't pay their bills, I will find employment elswhere. KMA!!!!!!
I totally agree that the city has been poorly managed for years and years. I hold David Martinez, Mayor Intintoli, and previous Councils and Staff directly responsible for the majority of this mess. But now that we're here you have to understand the irony that your paychecks directly impact city hall's ability to attract and keep businesses here.

You are correct that the Unions did not have to negotiate and they have full rights to tell the city to stuff it. But, do you all want to lose your jobs and leave to go elsewhere for a pay cut? Do you all want to go to work and have the building you work at locked down because there is no money to pay you? Realize that filing BK provides a stable environment. It's the non-filing that creates chaos, and the maximum uncertainty.

"Keep supporting all those 99cent stores, smoke shops, nail salons and barber shops. Keep those strip malls flourishing and keep reducing police services. Hows that downtown looking. I see dope dealers and thugs occupying corners 24/7."

All directly relative to the lack of city funds to attract quality businesses here, and to streamline and improve the process of opening a businesses here. Less Pay More Cops, Less Pay More Firemen! Pretty easy concept and even when the Unions do not have a requirement to negotiate their lack of doing so creates the exact environment that you described above. Thanks for your professionalism, your dedication to the job that we all know is valuable and needed. We need more of you for sure. I believe there is shared blame on both sides with a 3rd party added in which are the voters.
Keep it

AOL

#13 May 11, 2008
CasualObserver wrote:
Yet, you would not take a pay cut here to help the City that has been good to you remain solvent.
That being said, your statements to the press seem a little disingenuous.
"disingenuous"?? Do you even know what that means?? I find nothing insincere of anything Officer Reynolds stated. He has to look out for his family. You say "pay cut" dummy they don't know what the "pay cut" will be and how many "pay cuts" they will have. Oh, I guess he should stick around and wait until his "pay cut" is so deep that he can't pay his bills. Maybe he could live in a trailor with you and share your spam...
Keep it

AOL

#14 May 11, 2008
Abalonious Monkfish wrote:
You don't know me very well then. I'd risk my life in a second to help someone else. As I said he did a great deed and is a hero for that deed. I guess my overall issue is that the TH continues to tie these hero stories to a larger agenda that we all know is happening at the TH. Report the story, celebrate the good deed, calling him a hero is all great and valuable. Tie that good deed to an agenda that the helps the union cause is not reporting. It's propaganda. Over and Out.
Get off the TH. I guess you would be happy if the headlines were all negative towards PSU so you could read it while enjoying a cup of coffee at R bar.
Abalonious Monkfish

Santa Rosa, CA

#15 May 11, 2008
Keep it wrote:
<quoted text>
Get off the TH. I guess you would be happy if the headlines were all negative towards PSU so you could read it while enjoying a cup of coffee at R bar.
Nope just a regular old story reporting the saving of a life which is indeed a story about a hero. I don't need the propaganda and I also don't want negativity towards PSU either.
CasualObserver

Berkeley, CA

#16 May 11, 2008
Just my opinion after reading the article. That is what this forum is about.

I'm sorry I can't walk lock-stepped with your fire breathing rhetoric and homophobic lunacy. But, I would much rather drink a cup of coffee with a sane homosexual than some red neck flake that can't type a sentence without using the words "dummy, idiot or loser" in it.
Old Vjo

Benicia, CA

#17 May 11, 2008
Golden Retirement wrote:
Hey, it sells papers, and that's all that matters. They call this rag the Times-Horrid, they call it fishrap, and they call it birdcage liner. The editors have an agenda, of course. But this rag seems to intentionally stir up hate and discontent. I recall big red letters for a headline when planes collided over San Diego in the mid 1970's... the Times-Horrid headlines read:
Flaming Bodies Rain Down On San Diego
Not much has changed.
I thought I was the only one who remembered that crass headline!

Anyway, every time someone leaves, there will be people lining up to take their place. That is always a good reality check for cities and employees. This will end up being an adjustment process, just like the real estate market, and we will come out of it wiser for the future.

OK crazies, make your comments.

Since: Mar 08

Vallejo

#18 May 11, 2008
Officer Reynolds and others will leave since there is uncertainty about the status of their contracts. That's too bad since he says he likes it here, but no matter what happens, there will be new recruits to replace him and anyone else who no longer finds employment in Vallejo to their liking.

He did a heroic deed by saving that girl from whatever her abductor had in mind. That is worthy of press attention. The fact that he's leaving now is no more newsworthy than the departure of a building inspector, water department employee, or any other public servant.
Dr Phil

Vallejo, CA

#19 May 11, 2008
Golden Retirement wrote:
Hey, it sells papers, and that's all that matters. They call this rag the Times-Horrid, they call it fishrap, and they call it birdcage liner. The editors have an agenda, of course. But this rag seems to intentionally stir up hate and discontent. I recall big red letters for a headline when planes collided over San Diego in the mid 1970's... the Times-Horrid headlines read:
Flaming Bodies Rain Down On San Diego
Not much has changed.
Much like you VV and the rest of your people....
Keep it

AOL

#20 May 11, 2008
Vallejo Heights wrote:
Officer Reynolds and others will leave since there is uncertainty about the status of their contracts. That's too bad since he says he likes it here, but no matter what happens, there will be new recruits to replace him and anyone else who no longer finds employment in Vallejo to their liking.
He did a heroic deed by saving that girl from whatever her abductor had in mind. That is worthy of press attention. The fact that he's leaving now is no more newsworthy than the departure of a building inspector, water department employee, or any other public servant.
Last time I checked a building inspector, water dept. employee or any other public servant do not carry guns and defend YOUR LIFE!!!!!

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