Mother of Two Murdered in Baker County
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#1 Oct 19, 2006
I have known Cyndi for close to twenty years. She was a compassionate person who deserved happiness. I am very aware as to how Joey Dobson and his police department operate as I have seen his corruption for many years now. He always seems to get these "investigations" swept under the rug due to his connections in higher areas. I am outraged that he allowed the death of my friend to occur and that he allowed Mr. Johns to be shot. I have always been under the impression that if a person is made to wear a GPS ankle device, they are to be monitored around the clock and ESPECIALLY if Cyndi had a restraining order taken out for her protection against Dressell. Her frequent pleads for help to Joey Dobson should have been taken more seriously and Dressel should have been taken into custody the minute that he left his residence. I hope that Joey Dobson and the other officer's that dismissed her pleas can live with the fact that two children will lay their heads down every night without the kiss good night from their loving mother. Joey Dobson and the Baker County Sheriff's Office should be held accountable for neglegence. I thought the moto of a police officer is to protect and serve. They protected Dressell and served the children a lifetime of heartache.
#2 Feb 13, 2007
I was outraged at how things were handled in this matter being a single mom now of 2 I went thru being stalked by my ex husband when I lived in Jacksonville and he lived here in baker county. The police on the other hand in Jacksonville handled things very different and my ex was put into the system in baker county where he was realased B4 his court date in Jacksonville and this lead to me and my children being stalked by him again so yes baker county law enforcement REALLY need to open their eyes and realize the way they are handling things should be dealt with in a much aggressive manor. I feel for those children and thank GOD Jacksonville law enforcement stepped in the second time and put a stop to the mental and physical abuse of me and my children and I pray no one ever has to endure what Cyndi went through in baker county or anywhere for that matter. Her children, family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers
#3 Sep 6, 2007
Although I am saddened by another senseless death, reason should take precedent over emotion. Based on what I read about this incident, the Baker County Sheriff's Office arrested Mr Dressell several times prior to his actions which caused the death of Cyndi. The release of an individual is 100% at the discretion of the COURT SYSTEM. If an individual is placed on an ankle monitor, the monitor is NOT the responsibility of the Sheriff or Chief of Police. These are provided by a contractor who is "hired" by the court system to "monitor" the person wearing it. They typically receieve a signal when the person gets too close to an area they are not supposed to be at and the company then calls the police. It kinda works like your average house alarm system, like Brinks. More to the point, if Mr Dressell commits a crime in Baker County and then fled the county, it is very hard for police or deputies to get a warrant any time they want because judges are not always available to sign them, again not the police's fault. As a response to any law enforcement "not doing anything", when a crime is committed in, say, duval county(like a restraining order violation) cops in nassau county cannot arrest the suspect without a warrant issued from a judge in DUVAL county where the crime took place. This is pretty typical of most states I've traveled through. The problem with most comments along the lines of what is listed above is the fact that a person who is grieving or emotionally attached to a problem wants to blame someone. The most visible one to blame is a police officer as they are the face associated with the problem. Sadly, the decision of keeping someone in jail, bonding out, or sending someone to prison lies within the COURTS, not the police.
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