Letter | Re: Deputy holds his fire

This deputy who when confronted by a mentally-ill woman with a pellet gun, held his fire, arrested her, allowed her to live and allowed her to get mental health care, needs to be awarded for bravery.

Many cowardly officers would have shot out of fear without being calm enough to take their time to see the worst a pellet gun could do is sting a bit. It might break the skin, but there’s a 99.9 percent chance it won’t cause a serious injury.

I know the blood thirsty will disagree with me, but the deputy has proven he is well-qualified for that badge we citizens give him and pay him for upholding the law.

Ralph Hill