Comments for: Washington County sheriff who says officer’s assault claim was hoax to discuss case with commissioners

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, at 11:50 a.m.

MACHIAS | Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith will make his case Thursday for firing a Washington County Jail corrections officer who Smith claims falsified a report that he was assaulted on Oct. 29 outside the county jail. Smith will meet behind closed doors with the Washington County commissioners during …

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  • Henderson bobby

    Kinda hard to prove he was lying. If he was he should be charged to the fullest extent of the law.

    • Anonymous

      True. But since the sheriff wants to try this in the publics eye before he does it with his boss’s (the commissioners), just wondering why? Not very professional. Seems the sheriff likes to be in the papers whenever he can.

  • Anonymous

    Cops/guards never lie.
    Sworn to uphold the truth and nothing but the truth.
    Unless it is inconvenient or self incriminating.

  • Anonymous

    personnel issue, strange he would be talking about this before he brings it before the commissioners.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, and why does this officer have to prove his innocence when the rest of us must be proven guilty? We will see how this one turns out. I have my doubts about Donnie Smith!

  • Anonymous

    Smith is a true Patriot, a good man

    • Anonymous

      Whenever I hear people someone is a true Patriot, I start to wonder..

    • Anonymous

      Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without
      knowing what he is hollering about.

      Mark Twain

      • Anonymous

        “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson 1775

  • JohnR

    Geeez with “big brother” cameras everywhere one would think that outside of a “jail” would be a perfect spot for one, or two would it not?

    • Anonymous

      This was conveniently off the cameras. Which is why you have to question it.

      • Anonymous

        Sgt. Lyons was doing an outside secuirty check, the area where the attack took place is part of the area to be checked. It was not his fault that the county, sheriff, etc. refuse to give addequit camera coverage of the jail and it’s perimeter.

    • Anonymous

      There have been blind spots in and around the jail for years. This Sheriff and the ones previous knew about it, the Commisioners know about it yet choose to to nothing about it. They would rather spend hundreds of thousands of dollars buying property and renovating it for the DA’s office. The jail is one of the last places that they wish to spend money. Been that way through several administrations.

  • Anonymous

    It is in my opinion, that one is innocent, that one must be proven guilty, that the lie detector test are not proven, and can be faulty to some individuals, that the guards only action must be to refuse a test, and in that, I see no reason to what-so-ever for any action, other than to be re-assigned and go back to work. I would think that the Sheriff is at fault for public comments of the case, which, is against Federal Law concerning employees.

  • Anonymous

    I do not know either man but after reading other articles on this I came away with this: Smith knew something was coming over the fence – perhaps drugs. The area had no cameras – what better place for them to come over. Lyons happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. If all attention is put onto Lyons then the no one is looking at Smith.

    • Anonymous

      Why would Smith, the Sheriff, want drugs coming over the fence?

      • Anonymous

        Exactly! some people should have to take an IQ test to post comments on here.

  • Anonymous

    I would certainly hope that if sheriff Smith does not have proof and has ruined Lyons reputation by this allegation, he losses his job. Seems unprofessional to talk to the media and accuse Lyons of this, BEFORE an investigation.

    • Anonymous

      The investigation has happened already.

      • Anonymous

        This story and this sheriff’s accusations were in the paper BEFORE the investigation. And now he better have solid hard evidence or he should lose his job.

  • ROGER TROTT

    Some here miss the point. Give the sheriff credit for outing a dishonest cop,and rejecting the status quo.

    • Anonymous

      The so called “dishonest cop” has not been charged and the accusations have not been proven. We will give kudos when and if they should be given.

  • Anonymous

    I got it! Have the retired drug sniffing dog sniff the guards shoes, if the right paw go up, he is guilty, if the left paw goes up he is innocent.

  • Anonymous

    This happened during the night of Hurricane Sandy. WHO would be waiting to jump a guard (or drop some drugs, as some had thought) during that kind of weather? Drugs would get wet and/or blow away. Who would be talking on a cell phone during a rain storm, for fear of it getting wet?! And who would hear a “vehicle speeding off” in the high winds that occured that night?? I’d like to know where his cell phone was found after this “attack” and what kind of condition it was in.

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