Mayor Freddie is at it again.

Mayor Freddie is at it again.

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Here we go again

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#1 Jan 17, 2013
Our illustrious mayor is at it again!! Freddie has run Jess off from the police departmentand now that idiot Junkersfeld is running around telling everyone he is going to be the next chief. Can you believe that? What a Joke! Thanks Freddie, you’re a real charmer. Why don’t you go back to being a housewife before you ruin this town? Thank God your husband is in charge of the business or you all would be broke!
Carl

Lockhart, TX

#2 Jan 19, 2013
I thought he resigned? That's what I read. That it was his decision to quit. Not trying to start a fight on the forum but I did read that he resigned and was not fired.
Hmmmm

Kingfisher, OK

#4 Jan 19, 2013
Speaking of board member Beutler, just wanted to say thank you to him for staying out of the achievement day activities. Things ran so much smoother without his input and "help". As for what is going on with Police Chief Jess and the town, the town mayor is doing her best to get rid of anyone in town that has a brain. She only wants people around that she can manipulate and that don't see what she is doing to our town. Oh and yes, the town boad members are above the law. Knopp proved that when he got pulled over and griped out the officer for pulling over a town board member. To me, the board members should be even more accountable for their actions, they are suppose to be setting an example of how citizens of this town should conduct themselves.
JESS RITCHIE

Piedmont, OK

#5 Jan 21, 2013
AFTER READING THE ABOVE REMARKS CONCERNING THE TOWN BOARD AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES REGARDING MY RESIGNATION FROM MY POSITION WITH THE CSHION PD,I FEEL THAT IT IS MY DUTY TO ATTEMPT TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
(1) THE MAYOR DID NOT RUN ME OFF.I CHOSE TO RESIGN FOR MY OWN REASONS.I WAS NOT FIRED. IN FACT,I WAS HONORED THAT THE BOARD ASKED ME TO STAY.I BELIEVE THE MAYOR IS A VERY GOOD BUSINESS PERSON. SHE SHE ALONG WITH THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS HAVE REDUCED THE TOWNS DEBTS AND LIABILITIES TO NEAR ZERO.CONSIDERING HOW FAR IN THE HOLE THE TOWN WAS IN, THAT IS ONE HECK OF AM ACCOMPLISHMENT.
JESS RITCHIE

Piedmont, OK

#6 Jan 21, 2013
(2) THERE WAS NO TRAFFIC TICKET ISSUED TO JEFF BUETLER. HE WAS NOT STOPPED FOR THE OFFENSES POSTED.HE WAS STOPPED BY ONE OF OUR OFFICERS FOR A MINOR OFFENSE,GIVEN A VERBAL WARNING AND RELEASED.I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WHEN STOPPED HE WAS NOT DRINKING OR SPEEDING. HAD HE BEEN GUILTY OF EITHER OFFENSE,HE WOULD HAVE BEEN CITED AND NO ONE HAD THE POWER TO THROW OUT THE TICKET BUT THE JUDGE. I DO NOT REMEMBER JOE KNOPP GIVING THE OFFICER ANY GUFF WHN HE WAS STOPPED.IF HE WAS UPSET FOR BEING STOPPED NEITHER HE NOR THE OFFICER SAID ANYTHING TO ME.I WILL NOT SAY THAT THE BOARD AND I HVE NOT HAD DISAGREMENTS,WE HAVE,
JESS RITCHIE

Piedmont, OK

#7 Jan 21, 2013
BUT TO THEIR CREDIT WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO WORK OUT OUR DIFFERENCES IN A BUSINESS LIKE MANNER.I HAVE TRIED TO RESPOND TO THE ABOVE IN THE MOST TRUTHFUL WAY POSSIBLE. I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT THE CITIZENS OF CASHION ATTEND THE MONTHLY TOWN HALL MEETINGS.IF YOU DO,YOU WILL SEE HOW HARD THE BOARD IS TRYING TO IMPROVE THE TOWN WITH THE VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF FUNDING AVAILABLE AND HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO SATISFY EVERYONE.

Since: Nov 12

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#8 Jan 22, 2013
why dont u be up front and actually let people know how it really was. that u can only bat your head up against a wall for so long. that they r there for what they want to get put thru. they dont care about the people or they would not of gotten rid of the trained fire dept. the mayor doesnt like it and never will . unless she gets who she wants in there.
MEETING THURSDAY

Yukon, OK

#9 Jan 22, 2013
There will be a board meeting Thursday night to see if the board will accept the resingnation of the Chief and Asst. Chief. the meeting will be at 7:00pm.

Since: Nov 12

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#10 Jan 23, 2013
MEETING THURSDAY wrote:
There will be a board meeting Thursday night to see if the board will accept the resingnation of the Chief and Asst. Chief. the meeting will be at 7:00pm.
thanks i will try and make it if im off work then
Todd Miller

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Jan 23, 2013
Not being terribly concerned with who I may or may not offend, I think it's pretty rude to suggest that Jess Ritchie (I don't know him but I do know of him) would be anything less than forthright and forthcoming in his explanation in this forum, above.

As he suggested, all he can do is attempt to set the record straight. Regardless of personal feelings about town governance, russel1two has essentially, called him a liar. Yet, he goes out of his way to fully detail each of incidents brought up in this thread.

He also seems to pretty much understand that, while there will invariably be differences, as long as they can be discussed in a professional manner, regardless of the outcome, at least everyone will feel they've been dealt with fairly.

I'm not defending anybody. And, I'm not taking one side over the other. I"m just saying that's about the most forthright explanation one could hope for.
carolyn reynolds-mitchel l

Enid, OK

#12 Jan 23, 2013
I'm not getting in all the nonsense. Just want Jess to know that I am so glad to have know him. You are a wonderful man and wish you the best.
Here we go again

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#13 Jan 23, 2013
Let's look at all the turnovers since Freddie has become mayor. Town Hall clerk-gone, Fire Chief and firemen-gone, Ambulance Chief or what ever you call her-gone, and Charlie didn't make any bones why he decided to retire. Now Jessie is leaving and it sounds like half the department is going with him. That's might odd they are all leaving at the same time which I'm sure is reasons of their own. Then you have Junkerfeld hanging around being buddies with Freddie and then he's telling everyone going to be Chief. Seems like "Hmmm" could be on to something and Freddie is putting in people she can manipulate. I don't necessarily agree with the rest "Hmmm" said because I don't think Jessie would let that go on. And speaking of Junkerfeld, I've got a friend who's a Guthrie cop and the board needs to look into why he is no longer working there. Guthrie got rid of him for some very good reasons. I'll just say I don't trust him and I think he might lead us right back into the same problems we had before.
Annoyed

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Jan 24, 2013
Hey "Here we go again"; What is the point of your crying? ritchie made the decision to leave and is doing so on good terms. He has done nothing but make the path for the next chief to continue on. As for the turnover in the town, I seem to recall all the people you mentioned not leaving on the best of terms so why bring them up? Seems to me you are living in the past and not moving forward, which is what Freddie and the rest of the town are trying to do. And I have friends who are Guthrie cops and Logan county. You might want to get your facts straight on your lies, because there are plenty of us that know the truth, as did Ritchie when he hired Junkerfeld - who is an outstanding cop and not easily made a pawn like you suggest. Why dont you jump on board with the positive changes the board is trying to make? Change is inevitable. Why don't you stop with your smear campaign and try to help? Unless you are just more comfortable to keep reliving the past "again" and "again". Did you stop to wonder if maybe you are part of the problem because I am pretty sure I'm not the only one who knows your role in all of this. Good luck in your next endeavour - assuming you can find anyone that will hire you. I've been standing as far back as possible watching for as long as possible so as to make an unbiased decision. I can now, without a doubt, stand behind my mayor anbd my board knowing they have this community's best interest in mind!
question

Kingfisher, OK

#15 Jan 24, 2013
Annoyed?? Just curious who you are directing your accusations towards?? Seems like you are the one who needs to get their facts straight! Unbiased decision, yeh right. If you are getting any information from the board its going to be based on what they want you to think is going on. Seriously, they have left our town in a bad situation. Maybe they have helped with the town debt, but what is the trade off for that? Ambulance and fire service that is unreliable? Annoyed? Is either one of your children worth that? So, now they are doing the same thing to our police dept. How safe is our school going to be without police officers around that actually care about our kids. Not to mention the drug problems in our town, its ridiculous! As for Junketsfield, I have friends in Guthrie also that have made comments about him. He slams our town constantly and yet we are suppose to feel comfortable with him down the road protecting is, I don't think so...
Here we go again

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#16 Jan 24, 2013
Well Annoyed,apparently our friends have different opinions. Maybe it would be easy to settle if the board just checks with Guthrie police. I wouldn't think that would be a probelm if your friends are correct. I have my opinion as from what I've heard like you have yours and I don't trust him. I am curious though, if he's such a good cop, why isn't he still working there or someplace else that can to afford more than our town can? Also I appreciate your concern for my job, but I plan to keep working the same place tomorrow that I did today and the day before that. That was rather an odd statement on your part.
Annoyed

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Jan 24, 2013
I am just an obserant community member like the rest of you and we are obviously seeing and interpreting the actions of others on a different level. I definitely like Ritchie's invitation to attend tonights meeting. Will you be there? I will. As I said before, our mayor and board are doing what thy think is best. We put them in the positon to make the decisions that are constantly being second guessed or complained about. They aren't running people off or putting pawns in their pockets but if you feel they are, speak up to the board! Become more active! Become proactive! As for accusations, please don't take that out of context, I simply assumed with all of the complaining going on you were planning on leaving based on your negative view of the town so please accept my apology. I also want to add GOOD LUCK to ALL of the candidates who applied. For the future remember that your community depends on you, so always keep the community in your best interest.

Since: Nov 12

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#18 Jan 26, 2013
wasnt able to be off in time for the meeting. anyone know what went on.
not positive

Longdale, OK

#19 Jan 28, 2013
I am not 100% but I heard the board excepted the resignation of the Chief, asst chief and one other officer. They made Ronnie temp chief for now, I think she is qualified so they made her temp until she finishes her qualifications. I think the former asst chief had been helping her before with her qualifications, so I am not sure what will happen now.

Someone also had mentioned something about the mayor suggesting that the school is not of high priority for the officers to patrol. She seems to think nothing could ever happen at this school. So she thinks its a waste of time for the officers to be around the school. Anyone know anything about that? To me, any building where there is 100s of children should be of very high priority to maintain that they are kept safe. Honestly, what else are the officers going to be doing all day?
not positive

Longdale, OK

#20 Jan 28, 2013
I meant to say the temp chief is not qualified, sorry.

Since: Nov 12

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#21 Jan 28, 2013
thanks for the update. no patrolling the school. is her head in the sand. all she has to do is read a paper or turn on the tv. we dont want something really bad to happen before they start patrolling. we need to check and see what it would take for a recall on the whole board.

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