LETTER: A community fight

What has this community come to?

This is the first letter I have ever written to a newspaper after many years of reading the daily news.

Sunday’s paper reported threats against Dr. Allison Berry, our public health officer.

This is a free country, and we as Americans are free to disagree with government rules and peacefully protest, but it crosses the line in a civilized society when a doctor who is trying desperately to save our lives comes under threats of personal harm.

I have lived in Clallam County for over 20 years, and I love this place and the sense of community it has always offered.

We as the citizens of Clallam County need to support our leaders who are making personal sacrifices to keep us all safe.

I respect Dr. Berry, whom I have never met, for her decisions.

I highly respect Sheriff Bill Benedict for his courage in facing a hostile crowd with calm words and good leadership.

We can fight this pandemic as a community, not let it tear us apart.

Bottom line, we all want the same thing; a safe and healthy place to live and raise our children.

Let’s do this together.

Connie Poulsen

Sequim

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