Last night, my wife Ginger and I had the dubious honor of having a fellow driver decide to back up in the middle of Webb Road and hit the front of our car in the process.
Thankfully, Officer Wong of the Milton Police Department was there within eight minutes or so to address the situation.
While some might not think such a story is news worthy, it actually is. As Officer Wong took care of us, the rest of our 40 square mile / 30,000 resident city was being protected by only three officers...provided no one had called in sick or was recovering from an on the job injury. Just three.
This is something to think about when you witness your next daily speeder in the open road neighborhoods or hear about a another break-in.
Milton is dropping the ball when it comes to having a properly staffed Police Department. These heroes are working 50 to 60 hours a week just to give the Milton public minimal presence on the roads. Even heroes get tired.
I urge our council and staff to re-evaluate the budget and hire more officers. Otherwise, both your family and mine are in jeopardy of becoming another number on a data sheet.
- Tim Enloe / Accessmilton.com
Many thanks to Officer Wong.