Loudon County Sheriff- Who has your v...

Loudon County Sheriff- Who has your vote?

Created by Blue on Apr 14, 2010

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Steve Cook

Tim Guider

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PUMASOCKSTAR

Dayton, TN

#1 Apr 14, 2010
STEVE COOK HAS MY VOTE AND IS BY FAR THE BEST THING FOR THIS COUNTY!
WE NEED CHANGE AND WE NEED IT NOW!
NO MORE GOOD OLD BUDDYS..
ITS 2010 LEST RUN A SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT LIKE IT SHOULD BE RUN.... TREAT ALL WITH RESPECT AND EVERYONE EQUAL ... PEROID
Bob Porter

Elizabethton, TN

#2 Apr 14, 2010
Steve Cook has my vote. Time for change
Ike

Taft, TN

#3 Apr 14, 2010
Careful what you wish for...........
Rick

Lebanon, TN

#4 Apr 14, 2010
No contest. Rambling McCluen candidate or Sheriff Guider. You got my vote today Sheriff.
Voter for change

Louisville, TN

#5 Apr 14, 2010
Out with the old and in with the new, all of the insiders support Guider so cook gets my vote.
Career politician = guider aikens ticket
Working people= Cook
SPB

Corbin, KY

#6 Apr 15, 2010
You can "keep your change," Guider has my vote!
eyes opened

Cookeville, TN

#7 Apr 16, 2010
A chief deputy that has been indicted twice and is still running the sheriff's department. Next in command has been indicted too! We need professionalism not crony'sm in the sheriff's department. It is time for a change. We need some crimes solved not swept under the rug. This is a shame. Wake up Loudon County and vote for a change.
Dude

Kingston, TN

#8 Apr 16, 2010
eyes opened wrote:
A chief deputy that has been indicted twice and is still running the sheriff's department. Next in command has been indicted too! We need professionalism not crony'sm in the sheriff's department. It is time for a change. We need some crimes solved not swept under the rug. This is a shame. Wake up Loudon County and vote for a change.
You need to open your eyes..if you think things will be better with Cook, you're dead wrong. He's already said his chief deputy will be Jeff Vittatoe. Enough said-drug running & wife beating already discussed. Cronyism will beworse because-face it- Steve ain't smart enough to run thing by himself. He'll have the Newmans, Deboers from LPD and felon Joe Sims, thief Drinnon & God only kows what other thugs running things. I'm right & you know it. Be really careful what you ask for. We will all be worse off if you get it. Have you listened to Cook speak? He's an embarrassment. He hired a speech coach that couldn't help. No clue about the law or how to enforce it. His associates will be his downfall.
really

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Apr 16, 2010
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>You need to open your eyes..if you think things will be better with Cook, you're dead wrong. He's already said his chief deputy will be Jeff Vittatoe. Enough said-drug running & wife beating already discussed. Cronyism will beworse because-face it- Steve ain't smart enough to run thing by himself. He'll have the Newmans, Deboers from LPD and felon Joe Sims, thief Drinnon & God only kows what other thugs running things. I'm right & you know it. Be really careful what you ask for. We will all be worse off if you get it. Have you listened to Cook speak? He's an embarrassment. He hired a speech coach that couldn't help. No clue about the law or how to enforce it. His associates will be his downfall.
Hmmm a lot of the things you say against Steve are what is hurting Tim. His chief deputy is way worse than ANYONE Steve could pick! Tim can't run things by himself which is why he has 7 or 8 certified and trained officers sitting in the office with him and not out patrolling. Tim's associates ARE his downfall. As far as his speaking skills, I could care less how he talks, all I care about are his skills in law enforcement and leadership, not public speaking. He does have 30 years experience with law enforcement, so I think he does know a thing or two about it. Tim has proven he won't hold anyone accountable for anything and that he is a lifetime politician, and that's about all he has done in 20 years. It is time for him to go and give someone else a chance to see if they can save this department before things get worse. The person for the job is anyone against Tim, and that just so happens to be Steve. Go Steve cook!
Dude

Kingston, TN

#10 Apr 16, 2010
really wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm a lot of the things you say against Steve are what is hurting Tim. His chief deputy is way worse than ANYONE Steve could pick! Tim can't run things by himself which is why he has 7 or 8 certified and trained officers sitting in the office with him and not out patrolling. Tim's associates ARE his downfall. As far as his speaking skills, I could care less how he talks, all I care about are his skills in law enforcement and leadership, not public speaking. He does have 30 years experience with law enforcement, so I think he does know a thing or two about it. Tim has proven he won't hold anyone accountable for anything and that he is a lifetime politician, and that's about all he has done in 20 years. It is time for him to go and give someone else a chance to see if they can save this department before things get worse. The person for the job is anyone against Tim, and that just so happens to be Steve. Go Steve cook!
Surely you're not stupid enough to think a sheriff's dept. runs itself. There has to be availability to public, report taking & filing, follow-up contacts, in depth investigations, calls to other agencies to compare/share info., someone has to do maintenance records/requests for vehicles, time reports, requisitions, correspondance, ICE/TBI/FBI other agency contacts, DR. reports, follow ups, court requests, transportation orders, etc.-who do you think does those? Detectives have to make contacts w/informants/victims when available & still work their shift & on-call times-that's just a bit of what admin does? The public gets more than their money's worth for what they are paid. You drive by the JC & if too many cars are there or if no cars are ther-you still bitch about it. Fact is you don't know what they are doing & it just gripes you to death-so automatically they are low-life lazy azz crooks & thiefs. Get over it. You can still gripe after the "Change" happens-if it does..Only then you'll see how you have been miss lead by Cook. He is an embarrassment in more ways than one. I've worked with him. Without support staff to make him look good, he's lost. If elected he will still be lost-but will see how he was manipulated by his "friends" who are out for themselves. He won't even make it to figurehead, hell, he don't know what that is. From his comments last week at the village forum, he sure doesen't know anything about traffic laws! I doubt that he could understand a budget & he lied-he has seen this fiscal years budget-he's griped about it before. By all means, please exercise your right to vote. But like a said before-be careful what you wish for!
UNDERWEAR

Oak Ridge, TN

#11 Apr 16, 2010
Cry me a river dude, if barney fife ran against Tim you would say the same things. your just afraid of losing your job, as you should.
really

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Apr 16, 2010
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Surely you're not stupid enough to think a sheriff's dept. runs itself. There has to be availability to public, report taking & filing, follow-up contacts, in depth investigations, calls to other agencies to compare/share info., someone has to do maintenance records/requests for vehicles, time reports, requisitions, correspondance, ICE/TBI/FBI other agency contacts, DR. reports, follow ups, court requests, transportation orders, etc.-who do you think does those? Detectives have to make contacts w/informants/victims when available & still work their shift & on-call times-that's just a bit of what admin does? The public gets more than their money's worth for what they are paid. You drive by the JC & if too many cars are there or if no cars are ther-you still bitch about it. Fact is you don't know what they are doing & it just gripes you to death-so automatically they are low-life lazy azz crooks & thiefs. Get over it. You can still gripe after the "Change" happens-if it does..Only then you'll see how you have been miss lead by Cook. He is an embarrassment in more ways than one. I've worked with him. Without support staff to make him look good, he's lost. If elected he will still be lost-but will see how he was manipulated by his "friends" who are out for themselves. He won't even make it to figurehead, hell, he don't know what that is. From his comments last week at the village forum, he sure doesen't know anything about traffic laws! I doubt that he could understand a budget & he lied-he has seen this fiscal years budget-he's griped about it before. By all means, please exercise your right to vote. But like a said before-be careful what you wish for!
I never said that people never needed to be at the office and do paperwork/reports and work on investigations but you made a key point- they still need to do their shift. The people in that office now rarely ever patrol. Are you telling me that it takes 7 or 8 people all day everyday to do paper work? Surely you don't believe that. And I don't remember calling anyone a thief or crook so that is just something you might know that I don't. I have a question for you....do you not think that Tim is manipulated by his "friends"? Anyway, I am not going to start cursing at you or calling people names to make anyone listen to my comment. These comments are my opinions and everyone has one. Another question....are you sure Steve lied about the budget because it was my understanding that the budget has not been passed so therefore he might not have seen it? Were you with Steve when he saw it like you say he did? I am not saying that I know for sure he did not see it, like some people say they know for sure all kinds of things, just asking how you know. And don't worry I will exercise my right to vote and my vote will be for Steve. You know the saying "do what you have always done and you will get what you have always gotten" ...well I don't want what we have been getting in this county so I am changing what I have done in the past, which is vote for tim, and I am doing something different, voting for Steve. I hope there is a change coming to this county soon. If you think steve can do any worse than Tim, then we will just have to disagree because I am not sure it could get any worse. Good luck steve cook.
Dude

Kingston, TN

#13 Apr 16, 2010
really wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said that people never needed to be at the office and do paperwork/reports and work on investigations but you made a key point- they still need to do their shift. The people in that office now rarely ever patrol. Are you telling me that it takes 7 or 8 people all day everyday to do paper work? Surely you don't believe that. And I don't remember calling anyone a thief or crook so that is just something you might know that I don't. I have a question for you....do you not think that Tim is manipulated by his "friends"? Anyway, I am not going to start cursing at you or calling people names to make anyone listen to my comment. These comments are my opinions and everyone has one. Another question....are you sure Steve lied about the budget because it was my understanding that the budget has not been passed so therefore he might not have seen it? Were you with Steve when he saw it like you say he did? I am not saying that I know for sure he did not see it, like some people say they know for sure all kinds of things, just asking how you know. And don't worry I will exercise my right to vote and my vote will be for Steve. You know the saying "do what you have always done and you will get what you have always gotten" ...well I don't want what we have been getting in this county so I am changing what I have done in the past, which is vote for tim, and I am doing something different, voting for Steve. I hope there is a change coming to this county soon. If you think steve can do any worse than Tim, then we will just have to disagree because I am not sure it could get any worse. Good luck steve cook.
As I said, I have heard Steve Cook mention-dog- the sheriff's dept. budget-the current fiscal year- budget. Next year's budget is still under the scrutiny of the budget committee & has not been approved-how could he see that? I work in an agency that has close contact with local law enforcement agencies-all of them. I know all the officers & most of what they do. Our investigations quite often blend. Even if not in the course of my work, while at the JC or local PDs- I see & hear things. Yes, I have spoken with Cook-thru work & otherwise. I also know Guider is a tightwad when it comes to budget & that it is a meticulous effort to prepare his budget. Cook has never had to do that. We all know how easy it is to stand afar & point fingers toward-having never been there ourselves. Speculation is not fact.
Cook did say-I heard it myself-that several areas would/should be cut, too much money for jail-medical, food etc., Again speculation is not fact.
Dude

Kingston, TN

#14 Apr 16, 2010
UNDERWEAR wrote:
Cry me a river dude, if barney fife ran against Tim you would say the same things. your just afraid of losing your job, as you should.
Sorry, nothing to cry over. And I am not in law enforcement & do not work for Sheriff Guider. Bark elsewhere, please.
Dude

Kingston, TN

#15 Apr 16, 2010
really wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said that people never needed to be at the office and do paperwork/reports and work on investigations but you made a key point- they still need to do their shift. The people in that office now rarely ever patrol. Are you telling me that it takes 7 or 8 people all day everyday to do paper work? Surely you don't believe that. And I don't remember calling anyone a thief or crook so that is just something you might know that I don't. I have a question for you....do you not think that Tim is manipulated by his "friends"? Anyway, I am not going to start cursing at you or calling people names to make anyone listen to my comment. These comments are my opinions and everyone has one. Another question....are you sure Steve lied about the budget because it was my understanding that the budget has not been passed so therefore he might not have seen it? Were you with Steve when he saw it like you say he did? I am not saying that I know for sure he did not see it, like some people say they know for sure all kinds of things, just asking how you know. And don't worry I will exercise my right to vote and my vote will be for Steve. You know the saying "do what you have always done and you will get what you have always gotten" ...well I don't want what we have been getting in this county so I am changing what I have done in the past, which is vote for tim, and I am doing something different, voting for Steve. I hope there is a change coming to this county soon. If you think steve can do any worse than Tim, then we will just have to disagree because I am not sure it could get any worse. Good luck steve cook.
Sorry I forgot to address your other comment. No I do not say it takes 7 or 8 people to do paper work. How do you know 7 or 8 people are there at any given time. I haven't seen it unless there's training or a meeting or some time interview. The people I do see are usually working diligently. It's not a business you can schedule every moment what you will be doing. They are doing county business that unfortunately involves some very serious, often ugly & unfortunate emergencies. There have been instances of suicides, MV accidents & meth labs happen at the same time. They are not block scheduled like a school day is. They still have daily business & interview to conduct reports to file/follow-up, etc. Also that rather congested parking area at the JC is also for court staff, visitors, bondsman, custodial staff, sheriff's admin & others. Not just the 7 or 8 you say are present. Also, I early voted. My mind was made up early on. With the economic climate as it is, my personal knowledge of Steve Cook, his apparent choice of Vittatoe for Chief Deputy, knowing who his advisors are & some of the advice given-mine was a solid vote to retain Guider as sheriff. I feel the county is greatly harming itself & short changing it's citizens if vote is otherwise. I am not happy with some of Guiders past decisions or lack of, but I cannot place any trust in Steve Cook and his cronies. I personally know too much about them to trust any of them. My conscience would not allow me to do so. You vote your's. I have voted mine & I will sleep well tonight.
Ike

Taft, TN

#16 Apr 16, 2010
Oh my Lord !!!!!! 18 more days till Election Day.
Then the Drama Queens and Kings can get on with their lives!
UNDERWEAR

Knoxville, TN

#17 Apr 17, 2010
Dude if you know something please tell us, change the names to protect the innocent. I personally could tell you things about guider that would make you shit your pants. Ask about a stolen gun and a domestic years ago where the assailant left in the car with him and the gun returned with NO FUCKING REPORT or arrest, ask about a person let out from jail that THP brought in, again years ago, ask about the gambling that went on in loudon and ask about a particular person who wrecked their car intoxicated..... I could keep going on and on. Still no answers. Your conscience needs an overhaul if you think steve cook is bad.
Jim Bledsoe

Elizabethton, TN

#18 Apr 17, 2010
There is no use to discuss this any more.(WE DON'T HAVE A CHOICE) Steve Cook for sheriff. Less clean house.
Voter One

Decaturville, TN

#19 Apr 17, 2010
Guider for sheriff...the only choice.
Matt

Oak Ridge, TN

#20 Apr 17, 2010
Go Guider Go!!!

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