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Zombie Apocalypse

Farmington, NM

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What's with Sheriff Christesen? First he says he's going to choose which laws he decides to enforce, then he thumbs his nose at FPD. He could have just hired Perez without making such an ignorant and inflammatory statement. Very unprofessional and great way to keep relations between law enforcement agencies on a positive note. Methinks he's gearing up for the next election and wants to be known as the good ole' boy who does whatever the hell he wants. Yeah, buy that cowboy a beer, boys!(I'm sure hoping a sane, decent republican steps up to run).
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I am wondering what this is going to do to the morale at the Sheriff's Department? I am sure several of the employees want to become a Detective and they have just been passed over by "the UnderSheriff's friend". I am sure Perez is a capable Detective but surely the County has policies against this type of thing. What about the other employees who have worked for the Sheriff for years and have been loyal to the Sheriff's Office?
Is Perez still a Detective Sergeant? Is he making Detective Sergeant wages?

Like Zombie said what is this going to do for relations between the agencies?

The Sheriff is setting a presidence with this move where any employee not given a position they want can sue. This will only cost us because it will be paid out of our tax dollars.
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Zombie Apocalypse wrote:
(I'm sure hoping a sane, decent republican steps up to run).
"a sane, decent republican"? In this town? These days? He would have to be in hiding.
The Searcher

Cedar Crest, NM

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Can we just give Perez a break for once? You have no idea what he has been up against. Let your boss tell you that you did a piss poor job in a public forum then fire you after 19 years of service. BS in my opinion. I wish they would have just let him do the job that he was great at! Then, at least we would know what happened to Tamara. Our family has been through hell with all of this!!!
Zombie Apocalypse

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I agree 100%, and this wasn't anything against Perez. But for the Sheriff to make a public statement slamming another head of a law enforcement agency he's supposed to be coordinating with was just plain unprofessional. He should have said yes, we hired him, but I will not respond to whether or not I think he should have been fired, etc. It just wasn't the type of statement I'd expect from the head of our county law enforcement, and it has me a little worried (in addition to the other wild stuff he's been saying and doing). And the other poster has a good point about automatically hiring someone from outside when there are probably other deputies who have been waiting in line to make detective. Just another unprofessional, good ole' boy move and can't be good for morale.
The Searcher wrote:
Can we just give Perez a break for once? You have no idea what he has been up against. Let your boss tell you that you did a piss poor job in a public forum then fire you after 19 years of service. BS in my opinion. I wish they would have just let him do the job that he was great at! Then, at least we would know what happened to Tamara. Our family has been through hell with all of this!!!
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FPD comes across as corrupt, so maybe it's not a good thing to appear in solidarity with them. Maybe they need to be cleaned up.
Zombie Apocalypse wrote:
I agree 100%, and this wasn't anything against Perez. But for the Sheriff to make a public statement slamming another head of a law enforcement agency he's supposed to be coordinating with was just plain unprofessional. He should have said yes, we hired him, but I will not respond to whether or not I think he should have been fired, etc. It just wasn't the type of statement I'd expect from the head of our county law enforcement, and it has me a little worried (in addition to the other wild stuff he's been saying and doing). And the other poster has a good point about automatically hiring someone from outside when there are probably other deputies who have been waiting in line to make detective. Just another unprofessional, good ole' boy move and can't be good for morale.
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The Searcher

Cedar Crest, NM

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Feb 20, 2013
 
It's sad all around!! Toooo many questions and no one to answer them!!!! And, here I grew up thinking we were safe and protected in a small community.
Shame on our law enforcement agencies, when, saving their own butts means more than protecting the innocent!!! Never thought my own kids would have, "Bad Guy Drills" instead of fire drills like we did.
Diligent Soldier

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This was obviously written by an FPD Administrator or some other pencil pusher with no back bone and maybe even a political opponent of Sheriff Christensen who wants to capitalize on this for their own selfish gain. The Sheriff bashed no one. He took a stand for what he believed was right...quite refreshing actually...a political figure willing to take a stand on issues. He never said he would selectively enforce laws, he said he would uphold the Constitution, which is the ultimate law of our land. As to Detective Perez...it's not as if they hired a green behind the ears rookie...this gentleman is a 20 year decorated veteran of law enforcement, and likely the finest investigator in San Juan County. He doubtlessly would shine in the capacity of a patrol deputy, but the decision to use his talents as an investigator will only benefit the citizens of San Juan County, with the exception of those who commit egregious criminal acts, as his track record has proven. You, Mr. Zombie, are the one thumbing noses.
Zombie Apocalypse

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Whoa! Good shootin' there, Sheriff! No, I'm neither of those, just someone concerned with finding professional, logical, intelligent and objective people to lead our law enforcement agencies (and the rest of our government, for that matter). I'm sure Perez is a good man and officer. Question is, were there others who had put in their upteen years with the S.O. hoping to get Detective someday, before Perez was swooped up and plopped into that position? And another question is, regardless of the your opinion of whether what FPD did in firing him was right or wrong, was it really professional to slam another agency head in such a public forum, at the risk of alienating other agencies?
Diligent Soldier wrote:
This was obviously written by an FPD Administrator or some other pencil pusher with no back bone and maybe even a political opponent of Sheriff Christensen who wants to capitalize on this for their own selfish gain. The Sheriff bashed no one. He took a stand for what he believed was right...quite refreshing actually...a political figure willing to take a stand on issues. He never said he would selectively enforce laws, he said he would uphold the Constitution, which is the ultimate law of our land. As to Detective Perez...it's not as if they hired a green behind the ears rookie...this gentleman is a 20 year decorated veteran of law enforcement, and likely the finest investigator in San Juan County. He doubtlessly would shine in the capacity of a patrol deputy, but the decision to use his talents as an investigator will only benefit the citizens of San Juan County, with the exception of those who commit egregious criminal acts, as his track record has proven. You, Mr. Zombie, are the one thumbing noses.
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And we still have no answers for Gallegos or who else profited from Dusenberry. Right Mr. Fellabaum?
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And we still have nothing on Gallegos. Case closed.
Diligent Soldier

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Zombie Apocalypse wrote:
Whoa! Good shootin' there, Sheriff! No, I'm neither of those, just someone concerned with finding professional, logical, intelligent and objective people to lead our law enforcement agencies (and the rest of our government, for that matter). I'm sure Perez is a good man and officer. Question is, were there others who had put in their upteen years with the S.O. hoping to get Detective someday, before Perez was swooped up and plopped into that position? And another question is, regardless of the your opinion of whether what FPD did in firing him was right or wrong, was it really professional to slam another agency head in such a public forum, at the risk of alienating other agencies?
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I was not shooting and I am no Sheriff. I respectfully agree to disagree with your assessment of the situation. If we read the same news article then your contention that the Sheriff "slammed" another agency is inaccurate. The words are not there....they do not exist. Read the only "black print"; the text that is there has NO negative comments about anyone by the Sheriff. They are all positive statements about Officer Perez. Disagreeing with a decision is not slamming anyone. It is a statement of an opinion not a derogatory comment. The FPD admin always has taken the position that disagreeing with them is somehow an attack, and that is probably why Perez ended up being terminated. I seriously doubt that hiring an officer with only maybe six months to retire will displace anyone who is qualified from being a detective.
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Feb 21, 2013
 
I read the article several times and I don't see where the Sheriff slammed fbd. Although, someone needs to slam them, the administration that is. The Sheriff only righted a wrong that was done to Robert Perez by a bunch of ego inflated horses asses who've been allowed to run amouk up there on the hill. As far as other deputies wanting the detective slot Det. Perez was given, I'm sure the Shreriff's Office will still add more detectives as needed. There's plenty enough crime in San Juan County to go around people. Det. Perez just happens to have more expertise having been the lead detective on more cases than probably any other detective in the county. If I were the sheriff and the opportunity came up for me to have someone on my staff the caliber of Det. Perez, you better believe I wouldn't care whose little feelings or egos got hurt. I'd grab that person up just like the Sheriff did! It's a win, win all the way around for the Sheriff's Office and for all the citizens of San Juan County. I can almost promise this forum was started by either Kyle Westall or one of his little kiss butts. Get over it fpd admin and Mayes. You guys screwed up, your lies will soon come out in a court of law and I hope Det. Perez will come out of this whole screwed up mess with his new job and a big cash settlement from the City of Farmington. Oh, those new patrol cars and out of town training classes...you might wait on those. You'll probably need that money to pay Robert Perez off so he'll have a nice little nestegg to add to his retirement. lmbo!
Zombie Apocalypse

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Differences of opinion all around, but calm down, people! I started this, just stating an opinion that I didn't think it was appropriate for the Sheriff to comment on personnel decisions of another police agency. It didn't strike me as professional. Now conspiracy theories are flying left and right. Believe it or not, I have nothing to do with the police department (do you know anyone this articulate at the police department?), and have no feelings one way or the other either for or against either the police department or the S.O. Just been a little concerned about statements the current sheriff has made, and I think I have the right to voice my concerns.
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Calm down? People are doing what you are-- expressing their opinions, and I don't believe anyone has said you have no right to express your thoughts.

A little defensive aren't you?
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Differences of opinion all around, but calm down, people! I started this, just stating an opinion that I didn't think it was appropriate for the Sheriff to comment on personnel decisions of another police agency. It didn't strike me as professional. Now conspiracy theories are flying left and right. Believe it or not, I have nothing to do with the police department (do you know anyone this articulate at the police department?), and have no feelings one way or the other either for or against either the police department or the S.O. Just been a little concerned about statements the current sheriff has made, and I think I have the right to voice my concerns.
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Zombie Apocalypse wrote:
Differences of opinion all around, but calm down, people! I started this, just stating an opinion that I didn't think it was appropriate for the Sheriff to comment on personnel decisions of another police agency. It didn't strike me as professional. Now conspiracy theories are flying left and right. Believe it or not, I have nothing to do with the police department (do you know anyone this articulate at the police department?), and have no feelings one way or the other either for or against either the police department or the S.O. Just been a little concerned about statements the current sheriff has made, and I think I have the right to voice my concerns.
What statements? That he disagrees with the local law enforcements' decisions? And how does that make him the 'patsy'? He did the right thing sir/madaam. This man had 4 months left until retirement...what was the reason? Give me a break...why did Chief Runnels leave? He showed up at a SWAT call, drunk...there are several articles (if that is what you base your opinion on) which bring into question, sir, the conduct of the city employees. Period. Now, let's recap...said 20 yr veteran has done multiple investigations in which he was ordered to stop. Where's the evidence? I believe it said he was ordered to destroy it. Why don't the remaining employees continue his investigation? Perhaps sir/madaam, you should ask your local law enforcement. As to the 'ethics' of our elected Sheriff, he did the right thing.

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How about calling residents of San Juan county "sheep?"

The sheriff's totally out of control. Luckily...that's an elected post!
Seriously

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Saint, really? You need to put yourself in Robert Perez' shoes and know the full story before making a statement like that. The Sheriff did the right thing for a fellow police officer and righted a wrong. What's so "out of control" about that?
Zombie Apocalypse

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What are you talking about, Seriously? Saint was talking about the Sheriff calling people sheep during the earlier gun control bruhaha. Nothing to do with Perez there, though in aggregate, it's just another example of something inappropriate (and rather frightening) that a head of a law enforcement agency should not be saying. Yes, Saint, thank goodness elections are coming up in a year, and let's hope someone steps up.
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Saint, really? You need to put yourself in Robert Perez' shoes and know the full story before making a statement like that. The Sheriff did the right thing for a fellow police officer and righted a wrong. What's so "out of control" about that?
Zombie Apocalypse

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Ok, wait a minute. I just read the Tri City article quoting the Sheriff as saying, "Perez is...absolutely one of the most thorough, ethical and best-dressed detectives I know." Need I say more? Ok I will. The S.O. could certainly use some wardrobe help, so maybe it was a good move.

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