Local media coverage of law enforcement has not been fair to officers shared on RCSO Facebook page, talk about agendas?

April Bragg Mansfield RCSO FB Share






















This general statement can be summarized by who’s policing the police? Times sure have changed, and what we need to address is who really knows WHY the lines are being drawn? 

Comments on RCSO Facebook page – WOW!

  • Richland County Sheriff’s Office Thank you for the support although this case is a terrible tragedy for all involved. We pray for the family and the Officers involved as they heal.


  • Tim Theodorou Agree 100%! Great letter! The media just keeps the cycle rolling with the anti-cop speech.
  • Ed Ernsberger The news journal has always had a hate case for the richland county sheriff’s department even going back 30 years when I was a deputy sheriff. When will be idiots realize is that more of us respect law enforcement more than they do.
  • Robert Diehm A fricking men,do the job,know the job,then bitch,do your time in the trenches first!!
  • April Bragg By no means, did I intend on offending anyone when I wrote this. I sure didn’t mean any disrespect for his family! I just thought a lot of people are hurting and there really isn’t one to blame for it. How can his family move on when reporters continue to try and justify their belief that law enforcement was in the wrong. It wasn’t fair to the officers that night! They didn’t ask for him to do what he done, nor be placed in the situation they were in! Just as how can his family move on and grieve for the loss of a loved one when people are trying to justify law enforcement acted wrong.
  • Barbara Boyd Walter The Sheriff of Richland Co is the ONLY elected law enforcement officer in the county. The News Journal has an agenda…all this is an orchestrated character assassination on Sheriff Steve Sheldon. It’s way past time to close this “rag.”
    • Phil Sydnor Sure, a conspiracy theory – LOL! What you have is a day and age of social media that keeps the media honest and you blame the MNJ as having an agenda? That was true a few years ago when all they printed was one sided articles. That’s all changed now with groups likehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/MansfieldersPerspective/ – sure there’s people who hate us too, here you will find a bevy of cover ups and history people like yourself surely just want to forget. The issue with OUR Sheriff is he’s not accessible and remains silent while others speak for him, you don’t see a problem with this? Denial is the first step in solving to fix our problems locally. This comes directly from the Sheriffs page, lets put this into action; ”
      Code of Ethics
      As a constitutionally elected Sheriff, I recognize and accept that I am given a special trust and confidence by the citizens and employees whom I have been elected to serve, represent and manage. This trust and confidence is my bond to ensure that I shall behave and act according to the highest personal and professional standards. In furtherance of this pledge, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics.
      I SHALL ENSURE that I and my employees, in the performance of our duties, will enforce and administer the law according to the standards of the U.S. Constitution and applicable State Constitutions and statutes so that equal protection of the law is guaranteed to everyone. To that end I shall not permit personal opinion, party affiliations, or consideration of the status of others to alter or lessen this standard of treatment of others.
      I SHALL ESTABLISH, PROMULGATE AND ENFORCE a set of standards of behavior of my employees which will govern the overall management and operation of the law enforcement functions, court related activities, and corrections operations of my agency
      I SHALL NOT TOLERATE NOR CONDONE brutal or inhumane treatment of others by my employees nor shall I permit or condone inhumane or brutal treatment of inmates in my care and custody.
      I STRICTLY ADHERE to standards of fairness and integrity in the conduct of campaigns for election and I shall conform to all applicable statutory standards of election financing and reporting so that the Office of the Sheriff is not harmed by the actions of myself or others.
      I SHALL ROUTINELY CONDUCT or have conducted an internal and external audit of the public funds entrusted to my care and publish this information so that citizens can be informed about my stewardship of these funds.
      I SHALL FOLLOW the accepted principles of efficient and effective administration and management as the principal criteria for my judgments and decisions in the allocation of resources and services in law enforcement, court related and corrections functions of my Office.
      I SHALL HIRE AND PROMOTE only those employees or others who are the very best candidates for a position according to accepted standards of objectivity and merit. I shall not permit other factors to influence hiring or promotion practices.
      I SHALL ENSURE that all employees are granted and receive relevant training supervision in the performance of their duties so that competent and excellent service is provided by the Office of the Sheriff.
      I SHALL ENSURE that during my tenure as Sheriff, I shall not use the Office of Sheriff for private gain.
      I ACCEPT AND WILL ADHERE TO THIS CODE OF ETHICS. In so doing, I also accept responsibility for encouraging others in my profession to abide by this Code.”

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  • TomandKerry Henry Well said!!! Thank you to ALL employees at the Richland Cty Sheriffs Office, Mansfield Police Dept. and OSP!!! Stay safe!! Prayers to all involved in this case including Mr Garbers family.
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  • Angie Kash Baldridge Personally, i would not want to be the law enforcement officer faced with a split second decision that could cost me my life or having take another person’s life. It’s a tough, tough job that get’s them either criticized to death, or shot to death. They’re just human trying to make that quick action decision, right or wrong. Thank you to every officer who puts on that badge and takes that risk every day!
  • Ben Baker I remember when police officers didn’t need to be patted on the back, did their job without fear, and you never heard “try walking a mile in my shoes” mantra. Being a police officer isnt a job, it isnt a career, it is a choice these men/women (most of which are unbelievable) choose because they wanted to protect and serve their communities.

    In regardes of the press, can people imagine if we did not have free press? Who would cover, or investigate bad doings by our government, some elected some civil? Without the press, the coruption of many city, state and federal orginations would have never been brought to light.
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  • Michael Fields I must say, when I got arrested for defending my pregnant wife. The officer was very professional and understanding. He had a job to do, I respected that fact. They do a tough job most of us wouldn’t.


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