Ald. Bob Donovan
Press Release

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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11 thoughts on “Resignation Letter”

  1. Crazy Chester says:

    He must have found a new mislead his sycophantic fans. Time to monetize the moment! He learned something from Trump.

  2. happyjack27 says:


  3. Jake formerly of the LP says:

    Chester hits it. Tommy can’t keep up the taxpayer-funded grift in Milwaukee anymore, so it’s time to cash in and/or get a figurehead job in DC.

    Anyone who thinks Clarke has an ounce of leadership or competence is a whole ‘nother level of flaccid and weak-minded. Aka- just the type of SUCKERS Tommy needed to get paid for his Clayton Bigsby role.

  4. Jason Troll says:

    The last local politician that had positive reflections of law enforcement. Criminal subjects 1 – Law Abiding individuals 0

  5. Vincent Hanna says:

    Yes white people in the suburbs sure like the absentee sheriff. He clearly wasn’t interested in the job in the last year or so. Maybe people will stop dying in the county jail now. Humanity 1 – Pretend Cowboy Lunatics 0

  6. Jason troll says:

    Vince, is that all you have. All I see on cable is hundreds of hours of blacks helping whites and whites helping Hispanics in Houston. Your narrative is stale and hateful. You better call Cnn and MSNBC and tell them not to show people of different colors helping each other.

  7. happyjack27 says:

    Jason i think you comment was meant for a different article.

  8. Max says:

    Jason … the fundamental problem with the Sheriff is he refused to do his job and unnecessarily picked fights with everyone else working in the criminal justice system, from the Coroner’s office to the County Board to other law enforcement officials. His primary job was managing the jail, a job he failed miserably at, resulting in deaths, poor staff morale and supervision, and a chaotic environment for both inmates and staff alike. He functioned as a troll, spewing some stuff his “base” feasted on, which is ok if his position “Talk Show Host” but he simply refused to do the job taxpayers were paying him to do.

  9. Eric J says:

    Milwaukee Co. gets some relief and hopefully an individual that will be a responsible civil servant.
    -David Clark can take his work ethic and personal attack techniques to a place where they may not be a useful to his career goals any longer.
    -Who will next hear that ” Mine is bigger than yours “?

  10. Jeff Weiner says:

    Goodbye Cowgirl Clarke!!!!

    You will not be missed!!!

    Actually good riddance!!!!

  11. Vincent Hanna says:

    Seriously happyjack. Something isn’t right with Troll. He talks about peace and harmony and working together in a post about one of the most divisive people in America, a man who spewed hate nonstop for years. Either he doesn’t understand irony or he doesn’t know what story he’s posting about.

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