Sheriff of Perry County

Sheriff of Perry County

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#1 Jun 3, 2009
Just wondering what everyone thinks on the current sheriff of Perry County? Word is that he is a changed man and is truly looking out for the citizens of Perry this term?
guest 2

London, KY

#2 Jun 3, 2009
When and how has he changed?
dont know

United States

#3 Jun 3, 2009
who is the sheriff
NancyDrew

Greenbrier, AR

#4 Jun 3, 2009
Our sheriff, Les Burgett, is a fine man. I have known him for 30 years and he does care about the ppl of this county. And...no....I am not related to him!
Philly

London, KY

#5 Jun 3, 2009
Have I missed something? When did he start caring about the citizens. My first question would be regarding the stolen money. Has anything been done about the citizens of Perry Co. missing tax money? Not to my knowledge. I would like to know why???? Do they patrol Perry Co. 24-7?
Agent

Manchester, KY

#6 Jun 3, 2009
looks like some one on big Creek is mad.
I payed the Sheriff off

Macon, GA

#8 Jun 3, 2009
NancyDrew wrote:
Our sheriff, Les Burgett, is a fine man. I have known him for 30 years and he does care about the ppl of this county. And...no....I am not related to him!
And what makes him different then any other sheriff in every county? Let it be your ass or his, he is going to cover his ass.
Moxie

Manchester, KY

#9 Jun 3, 2009
He needs to get some professional law enforcers that know how to take care of a crime scene, so any evidence that is taken will be admissible in court. They destroy evidence and don't know how to investigate any thing of a serious nature.
Bruno

London, KY

#10 Jun 4, 2009
Agent wrote:
looks like some one on big Creek is mad.
What are you suppose to do, uphold the law or break the law? I thought those were some good questions.
Joker

United States

#11 Jun 4, 2009
Les is in it for the status and power, nothing more. The only thing he cares about is money and how much he can get. He's a yes man for punkin.

I wish someone with some morals and a good sense of duty would run for office. Then maybe the perry county sheriff's office wouldn't be seen as such a joke in the eyes of the rest of the state agencies.
Brandon

London, KY

#12 Jun 4, 2009
A Friend of Coal wrote:
just look at old Ben's if you want to find the Sheriff . If not in Ben's he's out to Ben's dad house day and night.
IS THIS THE SAME PEOPLE WHO PUT UP THE MONEY FOR HIM TO RUN FOR THIS OFFICE.
sis

Charleston, WV

#13 Jun 5, 2009
Brandon wrote:
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IS THIS THE SAME PEOPLE WHO PUT UP THE MONEY FOR HIM TO RUN FOR THIS OFFICE.
wollum?
Lookout

Chesapeake, VA

#16 Jun 5, 2009
Since Joe works for the Hazard Police Department you are probable 100% right. The sheriff and his deputies are a different matter and I don't gossip.
Joker

United States

#19 Jun 8, 2009
Let's hope not!
Fed Up with Cheaters

Piedmont, AL

#20 Jun 9, 2009
Don't you wonder who is behind these people to get them in office? Have you all noticed how well off the sheriff's family is? Big Houses, boat's. vacation homes, homes for family,etc., wife working in office getting county paid,etc?????????? I guess this is where Perry County voter's really show their smart's. The druggies get richer & the poorer get poorer!!!!!!!!I guess a small town will always be corrupt...just like in the movies....what has our sheriff done to give back to the town, besides take care of his own? I have heard that the current deputy sheriff has a horrible reputation also...so I would assume if he runs he has as good a chance as any other questionable politican in small town politics....Wouldn't a federal investigation into all the federal money that has poured into Perry County reveal those who persist in taking advantage of others. Have you ever spent the time & checked just how much money has been given to Perry County & looked at what has not been completed...so how pocketed the money???
Check it out...Remember the mayor of Vicco???Check out how much money was given to improve the water there & you will see how he & his family have done so well to acquire all that have.....Your eyes will be opened.....
perry co citizen

London, KY

#21 Jun 9, 2009
They dont patrol all night because of money shortage they say but yet they go out and buy those big nice suvs to drive and most of them use them for personal use so the county has to pay for the gas they waist driving there family and friends to the store or just where ever they want they have it made we furnish them with new explorers and insurance and as far as joe is concerned he is just as bad as the rest of them i think there should be a federal investigation on each and every one of them and they need to park the gass guzzlers unless its needed for patrols the deputys need to drive there own cars to the county garage and pick up there unite when they clock in and park them back there when there off no county explorers should go to any homes and used for personal buisness its a joke all they are are young punks with badges that makes them brave take the badge and lets see how bad they are
Old Gal

United States

#22 Jun 10, 2009
I have to agree with Perry County Citizen about them taking home county vehicles & carting around their family and friends. If there is a accident who pay's? If they are off duty are we the citizens still liable? Wouldn't it make more sense for these officers to drive their own cars when they are not on the clock? Why would the county vehicles be allowed to leave the state for anything except picking up prisioners? Must be nice to not have to pay for gas & have your job pay for it. How is money budgeted for such things. I mean what about that deputy that was driving one of our county vehicles over to Johnson County & him carrying his girlfriend & her baby in a Perry County owned vehicle? That is ok? Didn't I read that one of the county officers is in Georgia for a week with his friend driving one of our explorers? Come on...wouldn't it be better if the sheriff dept rented a car for this rather than put all the miles on it? Also does the county pay for guest's to attend training that we the taxpayers pay for? Maybe the sheriff doesn't know what his officers are doing but wouldn't you think he'd have time to keep an eye on ALL of them no one left out?
oldteen

Brodhead, KY

#23 Jun 10, 2009
you guys complain about every thing. shut up, the deputies have a very demanding job,how would you like to deal with the dopers,drunks thieves, welfare frauders, child sex abusers, lazy dirty red necks that have never worked, complain about the officers all you want because you know they are doing a good job when the bad people complain on them. Good job Sheriff and deputies...
Just Me

Manchester, KY

#28 Jun 10, 2009
I have had alot of dealings wit the Sheriffs Dept in the past few months....I can tell you that the Dept is like everything else in this County....It is all about politics. I will however give props to Joe Collett, he is a great officer and maybe it is because he was at the City, I dont know but he has gone out of his way to help me in the situation I was in. However there are a few that have lied, talked down to me, and made me feel as if it was an inconvience to do their job. I dont know if having a new Sheriffd would help or not I think it is just this county but someone needs to tell them that it is their Duty "to protect and serve"....How hard can it be?????
NancyDrew

Harrison, AR

#30 Jun 11, 2009
You all know there is a simple way to solve all your vetching and complaining.......vote Les out at the next election. Just hope and pray that the next one is not worse. I still say Les is a good man.....but.....he can only do what he is allowed to do.......think about those who are higher up on the food chain that Les has to answer to. I have lived in Perry County for almost 60 years and I've voted in every election since I was old enough to register. I have seen some really good men go into office, men who honestly wanted to make a difference. They got in office and found they could make no decisions on their own. Perry Co. is run by the good ole boy system and probably always will.

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