Ald. Bob Donovan
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Alderman Bob Donovan thanks Sheriff Clarke on his years of dedication to public service

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - September 1, 2017

By - Sep 1st, 2017 11:18 am

Thank you Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., for nearly 40 years of passionate service to the good residents of Milwaukee County. Sheriff Clarke’s dedication to our community began with his years of services to the Milwaukee Police Department before becoming sheriff.

Over the years I’ve worked well Sheriff Clarke, every time I called him to address a public safety issue in my district, he answered that call for help and for that I’m grateful. Even with exceedingly limited resources, he fought against prostitution and carjackings. Sheriff Clarke’s candor and passion for public safety and willingness to take a position on controversial issues is a political trait often lacking in politicians today, who often are timid and succumb to popular opinion. Clarke never wavered in the direction of the prevailing winds, and I admire a man who stands for what he believes in. I can’t say I agreed with him on every issue, but I don’t agree with my wife on every issue either! Whether you agreed with him or not, he had the guts to take a stand.

I wish him well in this new chapter in his life and I publicly acknowledge his service. One thing is for certain, whether you like him or not, all of Milwaukee is well aware that David Clarke came our way. Thank you Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.

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3 thoughts on “Alderman Bob Donovan thanks Sheriff Clarke on his years of dedication to public service”

  1. Eric J says:

    A fine and dandy praise of a man whose primary responsibility in Milwaukee County– -WAS NOT — prostitution and car jackings. The sheriff is responsible for the freeway system,Milw. County parks,Gen. Mitchell Field, county court system and limited facilities at the Medical College grounds. You should have been dealing with Chief Flynn,but why let facts get in the way of a story you would like to be true.

  2. Tim says:

    I guess there is no crime in parks… at least Clarke was catching any criminals in parks. Good riddance!

  3. John says:

    Trump does not separate himself from white hate groups which speaks toward his beliefs and Donovan does not separate himself from Clark who by law is responsible for deaths in his jail, threatening private citizens who disagree with him, spending many weeks away from his job while taking speaking fees totaling over $105,000 at conservative functions all over the country and appearing on Fox news agreeing with Trumps and disavowing there is any racism in our government. So what does that say about Alderman Bob Donavan beliefs?

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