The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a no confidence resolution for Sheriff Laurie Smith.  As a 19-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, I found this unprecedented action sad but not surprising.

Smith’s tenure has been marred by mismanagement and corruption.  Her actions have hurt the reputation of the Department that I’ve served for the better part of 20 years. 

My fellow deputies work hard to serve Santa Clara County.  Smith’s actions tarnish not only her reputation but the Department by association.  It’s sad, and my fellow deputies deserve better.