Sheriff Defends Public Money for Christmas Cards

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) -- A sheriff in southeastern Michigan is defending the use of public money to send Christmas cards to employees, volunteers and other law enforcement agencies.

Lenawee County commissioners have approved the $330 bill, although Commissioner Cletus Smith opposed it, saying the cards serve no public purpose.

The Daily Telegram in Adrian reports that Sheriff Jack Welsh has been sending cards since 2009. He believes they boost morale in his department and are meaningful to others who receive them. The sheriff believes criticism from Smith simply is sour grapes after he lost a 2008 election.

County administrator Martin Marshall says he's had concerns about the public paying for the cards. But he considers the issue closed after commissioners approved the bill.


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