Letter: Slaughter is the right choice

Mohave County Sheriff's Office Deputy John Slaughter will retire Aug. 11 after serving in law enforcement for more than 27 years. He does not, however, intend to end his public service on Aug. 11 and has announced that he is seeking the office of the constable for the Kingman precinct so that he may continue to serve this community.

John started a career in law enforcement more than 30 years ago and brings impressive credentials to the constable race including knowledge of rules governing criminal and civil process.

With more than 30 years of law enforcement in Mohave County, John will bring his impressive credentials to the office of Kingman constable. The role of the constable, often not well understood by many, is vital to the orderly process of our local judicial systems and should not be left for someone to learn on the job.

He is the only candidate with a law enforcement background, and in my opinion, he is the best candidate for this very important position. Someone with no law enforcement experience is badly hampered while attempting to complete the duties of this position.

Mr. Slaughter not only has my support but is endorsed by the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police and the majority of law enforcement personnel in Mohave County.

I urge you to vote for John Slaughter for the Kingman precinct constable.

Larry D. Imus

Kingman justice of the peace, retired