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Excuses aren’t cutting it


I really don’t care about Sheriff Hedges’ lame excuses and rationalizations regarding the death of Jay Vestal (“Clearing the air,� 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.

Jim Scott

San Luis Obispo

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