I am writing this letter to encourage all Palo Alto County voters to support Lynn Schultes for Sheriff. I first met Lynn in 1997 when I was hired as a police officer for the City of Emmetsburg. I am proud to say that I can consider Lynn a close personal friend. Additionally, I have grown very close to his family and have the utmost respect for the Schultes' and the reputation they have earned in the community.
I learned a lot from Lynn in the time I worked in Emmetsburg. His dedication to his job, work ethic and knowledge are second to none. Lynn leads by example and watching how he conducted himself on and off duty played a large part in molding me into the law enforcement officer I am today. The professionalism, demeanor and work ethic that I learned can, in large part, be credited to Lynn's teachings. To this day when I encounter a difficult situation or question about a law, Lynn is the first person I call for advice and input.
I could go on and on about the personal attributes that make Lynn the obvious choice for Sheriff. However, it's his treatment of the general public and co-workers that truly make him stand out. Not only is he a people-person, but he has a unique ability to do his job in a firm but fair manner, while treating people with the respect and dignity they deserve. I recall Lynn receiving thank you notes countless times from people he had written a ticket to or arrested. I also know that many of these people have called in and specifically request Lynn when they needed help. That is truly an amazing feat and speaks volumes to the sheriff he would be.
Lynn is a very genuine person and that will continue, regardless of the fact that he is running for Sheriff. If you do not know Lynn, I would encourage you to take a few moments to call him or stop him on the street to get to know him. Lynn is a very modest person, so I encourage you to ask your friends and family about their experiences with him. I am confident you will reach the same conclusions that I have about Lynn. In choosing him as your Sheriff, you will be turning the reins over to a very competent and deserving person, prepared for the job's challengers on his very first day in office. I believe you will be able to brag to your friends that Lynn Schultes is your Sheriff, and rest assured that the county's law enforcement is in good hands.
Thank you for your time,
(signed)?Cory J. Lampe