One sheriff in Michigan sent out Christmas cards last holiday season, and now he is defending the use of public money used to do it.
Lenawee County Sheriff Jack Walsh sent Christmas cards to employees, volunteers and other law enforcement agencies last December. County commissioners at the time approved the $330 bill to buy and send the cards, but now one commissioner says he’s opposed to doing it again.
Lenawee County Commissioner Cletus Smith told the Daily Telegram in Adrian that sending the cards, in his opinion, serve no public purpose.
The sheriff maintains that sending the cards boosts morale in his department and are meaningful to others who receive them. Sheriff Walsh believes criticism from Smith simply is sour grapes after he lost a 2008 election.