The following is written by Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow:
Believe it or not, there are people who move to Sumner, figuring that a safe community means nothing bad ever happens. Actually, a safe community develops from the response that comes when bad things do happen.
You may have seen on the news that last week, someone took a few shots at one of our patrol cars and the back of City Hall. This was very disturbing to me. We may disagree on policies and funding choices, but at the end of the day, everyone in this building is here to serve you, and no one deserves shots being fired their way.
We appreciate the community members who expressed their concern and outrage on our behalf. We also appreciate the support we received. Thank you to our detectives, one of whom worked through his vacation days on this. Thank you to our neighboring partners for lending extra detectives to assist. Thank you to our businesses who shared their security footage with us. Thank you to our citizens who called in descriptions and reports. And thank you to Edgewood PD for apprehending two suspects on Thursday evening, approximately 48 hours after the incident.
Again, Sumner is not a place where bad things never happen. Sumner is a place where when bad things do happen, old-fashioned values of neighborliness and responsibility combine with modern policing for successful outcomes.