Fort Bend County sheriff race getting dirty – vandalism in the worst form appears
I am writing your newspaper to discuss the recent negative actions by Fort Bend County Sheriff, Milton Wright along with the members of Craig Brady for Sheriff aka “Team Brady.”
Recently, some campaign signs for Craig Brady and Troy Nehls have either turned up missing or have been damaged in different parts of the county. Troy Nehls had a large billboard with his campaign message on it, cut down and destroyed along FM 723. Troy Nehls was stunned to hear of the intentional damage done and went to go see it in person. A photograph was taken of Troy Nehls looking at his vandalized sign lying on the ground. Troy Nehls notified the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office to make a report for criminal mischief. In addition to that, Troy Nehls shared the photograph taken, wrote a message condemning the criminal action and asked for continued support. Troy Nehls’ statement never mentioned any specific names and note, there are two other candidates (Billy Teague and John Minchew) who are also seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff.
Well, the “Team Brady” people immediately became defensive and started accusing Troy Nehls of destroying his own sign for media attention. The Facebook Social Media site started to light up with negative comments against Troy Nehls. Detective Lieutenant, Becky Colunga, was the main instigator of the commentary against Troy Nehls and added it was convenient someone had a camera on the scene to snap a picture for political gain. I guess our Detective Lieutenant is not as bright as she thinks she is because cell phone cameras are readily available in today’s high tech society. You think that is bad, it gets worse!
Sheriff Milton Wright himself chimed in on the Facebook postings to ask Troy Nehls what kind of saw he used and added it was a good plan if he could get away with it. As an employee of the Sheriff’s Office, I was completely embarrassed by the reckless, improper comments made by Lieutenant Becky Colunga and Sheriff Milton Wright. I lost what respect I had left for Sheriff Wright and this is a microcosm of the types of things that are happening at our department. I want to know if any disciplinary action will be taken against Becky Colunga for violating Sheriff’s Office policies that are in place regarding social media and unbecoming conduct.
Yes, Troy Nehls is a candidate for Sheriff, but he is also a currently elected official (Constable Precinct 4) that deserves respect. It is time to get this Wright-Brady regime out of office and elect someone with a fresh new perspective. We need someone who can effectively lead us and recover our department’s damaged image.
A Concerned Deputy
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