I really donâ€™t care about Sheriff Hedgesâ€™ lame excuses and rationalizations regarding the death of Jay Vestal (â€œClearing the air,â€? Jan. 27-Feb. 3). If a half-dozen burly deputies cannot subdue a short, skinny, unarmed suspect without killing him in the process, they are just flat-out incompetent. Hedges obviously cannot see past the end of his nose. He should be removed from a position of authority so we can employ a sheriff who deserves the confidence of the citizenry.
San Luis Obispo