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just wondering

Pawhuska, OK

#1 Feb 3, 2008
i was just wondering now that eric helms is gone, probably for good, if anybody has had any interactions with any pocola police officers and what your opinion of them was?
Derrick

Fort Smith, AR

#2 Feb 3, 2008
From what I hear, Eric Helms is working for a nearby police department and running for sheriff.

At the same time, it looks like the Pocola police department is keeping a low profile, much lower than when Helms was there. I've had a few run ins with them, and they seem nice, but not as nice as Eric!
Jake

Greenwood, AR

#3 Apr 16, 2008
how can you say they're nice, but not as nice as eric?? from what i've read of your posts from other forums, you seem to degrade every other police department in the area. apparently if pocola wasn't doing a good job then someone would have something to say, would they not?
Derrick

Memphis, TN

#4 Apr 20, 2008
I don't degrade any other police department. I respect every department and know officers who work for them all.

And I found out Helms works for Panama alongside Chief Whitaker. Both very nice people.

The only department I have problems with is Moffett. But then again, Moffett hasn't patroled in God knows how long. I guess I'm not the only one who has a problem with them.

I even like Roland cops! But Moffett deserves no defense!
you dont know

Quitman, AR

#5 May 24, 2008
You people really dont know Eric Helms. Why dont ya talk to his ex-wife and the two boys that they had together. I understand he did hit his ex-wife on occasions and she did have a restraining order on him at one time. If ya would really pay attention and watch his ways a little closer you would see the real Helms. I also know that she had child abuse charges put on Helms and his wife in Van Buren they almost had there two children taken away as well. Look into things a little closer. Also do you think since hes running for Sheriff dont you think hes going be a little fake?
you dont know

Quitman, AR

#6 May 24, 2008
Why didnt Mr. Helms move to a bigger and better job instead of Panama? Why didnt he go to Poteau, or Ft. Smith, or any bigger town? Do you want to know what I was told? they wouldnt hire Helms. So he was hired by a flunky town that hires cops that were fired from other small towns. So to everyone open your eyes.
you dont know

Quitman, AR

#7 May 24, 2008
I am just a Leflore County person who is really concerned about tax payers paying for gas when a certain Panama police officer is driving a police car around for his personal use and driving young kids in his police unit. I guess us tax payers are paying for his gas. Does he still live in Pocola where hes driving this unit from. Is anyone else concerend about this?
Derrick

Memphis, TN

#8 May 24, 2008
No.
you dont know

Quitman, AR

#9 May 25, 2008
I guess you dont live in Leflore County? I know alot of tax payers that are concernd with this.
POCOLA

Bella Vista, AR

#10 Jun 8, 2008
Ok, you don't know,

YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING!!!#1 You are obviously either Helms ex-wife or one of her family or friends.#2 There has never been a restraining order on Helms from his ex. His ex tried to put a restraining order on Helms when she and his wife got into a fight at the Poteau P.D. back in 1996. The court refused to place a order on Helms because he didn't do anything. There was an order though placed against her and helms wife against each other.
#3 Ok, as for the child abuse charges, yes she did TRY to have abuse charges put on helms wife, NOT HELMS. And she did try to get helms and his wifes boys taken away, by lying. Helms wife was infestigated by a DCF worker Chris Winn and the Van Buren Police Dept. and no charges were filed against her and Helms was advised to seek custody of his boys from his ex, because she needed help herself.
As for Helms not moving to a better dept. than Panama, who are you to say Panama isn't a good dept.?? Helms was offered a job at several different dept. He was thinking of taking the Ft.Smith P.D. offer up, but their policy is you can't run for any kind of office while working for them during the 1st yr of probation and Helms had already commited to running for Sheriff. Now as for talking to his ex-wife, that's the most stupid thing I've ever heard of. What ex is going to have anything nice to say about you. Now as for talking to his boys, go right ahead. They are even at his house right now, while his ex is in Conway, AR. "not her parents house" as she stated in court, when Helms tried to modify the childsupport he was paying to her when his oldest son was 18 and his yougest son with her had been living with him and his wife ever since she had left her 4th husband and moved in with her boyfriend.
Don't just take my word on these facts, contact Helms or his wife, they have documentation on everything I've just stated to you. Even recorded conversations. I have know Eric Helms and his wife for 15 yrs, I've actually know Eric longer than that.

People just ask yourself this: If Eric Helms had abused his wife while they were married, why wouldn't she have filed a protective order on him or some type of report and why wouldn't when SHE filed for a divorce state that he was abusive then??
Also, they were not even married 5 yrs, he has been married to his wife now for 15 yrs, don't you think that if he was abusive, he would have abused his wife by now after 15 yrs together???
Whoever you are "YOU DON'T KNOW" and I'm pretty sure I know who you are, You need to get the facts before you start spreading crap around.
Like I said, ask his boys, ask Helms and his wife. Ask to see documentation, they have lots even more than I stated here. There is alot about his ex that people don't know, but Helms and his wife aren't the type of people to put down the boys mom, but I don't care to you see, cause I know her as well and I know how she is and what she's done. So just do a little research on her and you will see HER TRACK RECORD OF 4 MARRIAGES, but of course, you know that it's always their fault and never hers. She just can't seem to get it right!! Oh, and on the 4th husband, she just tried to place a restraining order on him recently, while she was living with her boyfriend that she had left her husband for. So do you really want to get into who's the liar and cheater here, cause I have proof of some of this myself and what I don't have the Helms have.

You can vote for whoever you want as Sheriff, that is your right, but people please don't base your decision on rumors, get the facts.

I believe if you do your research you will see that Helms TRACK RECORD speaks for itself, both as an officer and a family man.

You can contact Eric Helms at:
[email protected]
helms4sheriff.com
Leave your # and he will contact you back.
YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING

Vilonia, AR

#11 Jun 10, 2008
you dont know wrote:
I guess you dont live in Leflore County? I know alot of tax payers that are concernd with this.
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If you are sooo concerned about the tax payers funds & how they are being spent then you also need to take a look at The Chief in Pocola-Dale Fout. He has also been issued a take home vehicle (full size chevy truck) & he drives from his home in Monroe to work in Pocola everyday. Have you ever thought that Eric's take home vehicle is part of his salary? Compensation for overtime, call outs & raises? Think about it!
Derrick

Memphis, TN

#12 Jun 10, 2008
I just want to know where all this evidence is against Eric. Either people love the guy or hate him. But for the people who hate Eric Helms, where's the PROOF? Why was he fired? What are these supposed things found on his computer?

I read the newspapers and watch the news, the answers to these questions have never been address.

And I love the Eric Helms MySpace.
elmo

Pflugerville, TX

#13 Jun 15, 2008
i went there got pulled over doing one mile over the limit cop was a big A hole.
POCOLA

Bella Vista, AR

#14 Jun 15, 2008
elmo wrote:
i went there got pulled over doing one mile over the limit cop was a big A hole.
Which Administration are you refering to, the present one or the one prior to June 07?
POCOLA

Bella Vista, AR

#15 Jun 17, 2008
Derrick wrote:
I just want to know where all this evidence is against Eric. Either people love the guy or hate him. But for the people who hate Eric Helms, where's the PROOF? Why was he fired? What are these supposed things found on his computer?
I read the newspapers and watch the news, the answers to these questions have never been address.
And I love the Eric Helms MySpace.
Hi Derrick,
First, there was never a formal reason given stating why Helms was fired, but the day before he was fired one of the council members (Mike Moore, who placed Helms on the Agenda) came to Helms office and told him that he placed Helms on the Agenda and would be recommending termination, because he wouldn't feel right demoting him.

He said that he hadn't had any complaints on Helms, but that he felt like Helms had done all he could here and needed to move on to doing what he was best at " like drug busting" he needed to go work for the DEA or something like that, because he was overqualified for Pocola.
Mr. Moore then went on to tell him a story about one of his employees that he had promoted to supervisor, but that employee couldn't stop working with his men so he fired him. Mr. Moore said that this employee was real upset with him for a long time, but that later on he found an even better job and now he thanks Mr. Moore for firing him. This conversation is on recording and I've heard it myself, so don't just take my word on it. Contact Helms and ask to hear it for yourself.

So I guess if Helms wins the Sheriff's election, he will need to thank Mr. Moore. Hah!
Mr. Moore and the rest of the council with the exception of Mr. Gaylon Freeman, terminated Helms for their own personnal reasons.
Do some checking on these council members and their family and you will find out why they wanted Helms gone.

Now as for them finding anything on his computers.
There was never supposed to have been anything found on his computers, they were accusing him of deleting documents and files that were not his.
There were documents and files deleted, but Helms did not delete them himself, Diversifide Computers did it for him after making copies of them.
These documents and files were Eric Helms, Intellectual Property. They were his Confidential Informant files and recordings and documents that he created himself, that did not belong to the Pocola Police Dept.. There isn't anyone that can even see who his CI's are without a court order. If it were to get out who his CI's are, then some of them would end up dead for helping the police. These peoples lives are on the line. That isn't the type of information you would want a bunch of council members who think they rule the world getting ahold of.

Now as for the rumors that Helms sabotaged the computers, contact council member Gaylon Freeman. All the computers were working just fine the day after Helms was fired. Helms went to the Police Dept. when he was called and informed that they were saying the computers weren't working and that the council were saying he sabotaged them. In the presense of Mr. Freeman, Helms logged into the computers and they were fine. You can contact Mr. Freeman and he will tell you himself. These things being said against Helms are just stuff to try and keep people from voting for him for Sheriff.

I would like to thank you Derrick for wanting to get the facts and not just listening to rumors. Again if anyone wants to find out the truth, contact Helms on his myspace and he will get back with you.
I know the facts

Fort Smith, AR

#16 Jul 27, 2008
Why are you concerned about his driving a vehicle? The new chief in Pocola drives a vehicle hat gets approx 10-12 mpg, driving from work to home and back again at approx 75 miles round trip averages out to be 6 to 7 gallons a day times lets just say $3.75 per gallon to be an average of $25 per day and who knows if he uses it for personal business or not as he lives in the Monroe area.
I know the facts

Fort Smith, AR

#17 Jul 27, 2008
Dear Writer "POCOLA" thank you for the truth that you and I both know. As for "ELMO" that person was stopped under the new police force because they - new police are under a "directive" to write more tickets in order to fund the department and a new chief that "only does management work and not enforcement". As for contacting Mr. Freeman, according to his campaign card he can be reached at [email protected]

No he is not a sheriff just an email address that former students teased him by saying he was like an old west sheriff because he laid down the law and enforced it as he is a public school teacher.
unknown

Boynton, OK

#18 Jul 30, 2008
all police departments everywhere have there down falls some more than others but facts should be facts
unknown

Boynton, OK

#19 Jul 30, 2008
i've been wtitten three tikets in picola over the last 11 months by the same officer. makes you wounder
Pocola

Bella Vista, AR

#20 Jul 30, 2008
unknown wrote:
i've been wtitten three tikets in picola over the last 11 months by the same officer. makes you wounder
I've heard this complaint several times since the NEW Pocola Police Force has taken over. Makes you miss the old Pocola, doesn't it?! I wish we had Helms and his department back!!! Thefts are up, drugs are up, makes it scary living here in Pocola now.

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