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Salem welcomes new chief

City police also get new sergeant, add patrolman

February 1, 2013

SALEM — The city of Salem welcomed a new police chief, a new sergeant and a new patrolman during a swearing-in ceremony Thursday morning, with Sgt. J.T. Panezott becoming Chief J.T....

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KsBug79

Feb-01-13 11:10 AM

Observation - they were the flag patches wrong on their right shoulder. I'm sure the military veteran knows this. The blue field is always face front, not to the back. Wrong flag etiquet.

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PattiHannah

Feb-01-13 5:41 PM

If this observation is the best question or complaint coming from the public of for our local officers then they are having a good day.

With all due respect. It depends KsBug79. It's proper protocol and regulation for the military and optional for law enforcement or civilian forces.

Unless, the State of Ohio incorporated a paramilitary organization or armed agency charged with police functions into its armed forces and this police department wasn't notified of it with mandatory state regulations. It remains optional. In fact, most police agencies recognize the respect for the flag and the fact that we do have many veterans that are still active and non active that are now law enforcement officers. Out of respect for that measure alone, many agencies are leaving it up to officer discretion. Either way that it is chosen does not disrespect the flag.

Police officers might work for a municipality but they are still certified and regulated by the State.

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Kozy62

Feb-01-13 7:31 PM

Anyway...do good and be safe, young man.

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WatchDog

Feb-02-13 1:34 AM

"Anyway...do good and be safe, young man."

Uh, are you flipping kidding me? Somebody actually disagreed with that comment? WTH??? I am shaking my head in disbelief! wow

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notSocialist

Feb-02-13 5:55 AM

Libtard drone.

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dds1983

Feb-02-13 10:17 AM

PattiHannah: KsBug79 is correct. Flag etiquette is not an option for any organization to chose how to display it.

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CyndiBaronzziDickey

Feb-02-13 2:35 PM

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CyndiBaronzziDickey

Feb-02-13 2:37 PM

With no disrespect to the****argument, I for one am happy to welcome our new chief to the position. Salem was blessed to have so many wonderful applicants and should work well with JT at the helm. also thx to Ex chief Floor for all his years on the force.

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CyndiBaronzziDickey

Feb-02-13 2:38 PM

I posted flag, stupid computer

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WatchDog

Feb-02-13 6:54 PM

dds1983 states "PattiHannah: KsBug79 is correct. Flag etiquette is not an option for any organization to chose how to display it."

Flag etiquette? Ok, so how are our Salem boys disgracing the flag by the word etiquette to give Ksbug credit for his beef? Their not and it's properly and respectfully placed.

Therefore...Patty is correct. Police are not military they don't have to display the flag the same way the military does. Besides, I am not a know it all on this front but what she wrote makes sense. Unless there is some regulation that regulates it right down to including civilians or police. Police are public servants and the Gov does not mandate it. They are not marching into battle...good lord. Goodness can you people find something better to moan about?

Her response was a good idea come to think about it. Just like with Garber, let it be their option, he wants to turn his flag around...let him. Stop trying to turn this mole hill into a mountain.

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Louigi

Feb-02-13 8:56 PM

UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 36 CHAPTER 10: governs display of the flag. It does not designate how and arm patch should be displayed civilian or military, though the separate branches may have their own rules. The military normally wears the flag on the right arm, a position of honor. The blue field is always front because the American Flag always moves forward and never retreats. Does it matter to any one else, I don't care, it matters to me!

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Louigi

Feb-02-13 8:59 PM

Oh, and congratulations Chief Panezott!!

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notSocialist

Feb-03-13 7:28 AM

"I posted flag, stupid computer "

Maybe it thought you said that word for 'bundle of sticks'. Can't have that, you know.

The algorithm they use here to keep out bad words needs a tune up.

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