Wes Snyder For Chattanooga Police Chief - And Response (2)

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Cleveland City Manager Janice Casteel denied Wes Snyder’s appeal? Woman, have you lost your mind? Wes Snyder was born to be a police officer. His father Bernard Snyder, God rest his soul, was a great police chief for Cleveland. And Wes is cut from the same cloth.

For those that don’t remember Bernard made a mistake too. Someone used inappropriate language around his wife. And Bernard, who was police chief at the time, promptly delivered a whopping of biblical proportions.

Now, Bernard got into a lot of hot water for that. But he carried on and continued to protect the public. And Cleveland was a better place for it.

I asked Bernard one day why didn’t he just retire. He said it was in his blood. He was born to be a police officer.

It’s in Wes Snyder’s blood too. If Cleveland’s city manager is too dumb to appreciate a fine police officer Chattanooga has an opening. And I sincerely hope the powers that be in Chattanooga have enough sense to take advantage of a great opportunity.

Charles Bikas

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That would be a hoot. Bet his emphasis would be on great cost efficencies regarding the command structure and police force....in their retirement plans.

Would get along great with Mayor Andy Berke.

Donald Woods


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  Well I can't believe that people write to you about stuff that is too wild for my imagination, and I thought I had seen it all. But here I am reading The Chattanoogan again this morning and trying to stay calm and answer with a rational reply. This is about Wes Snyder, so I hope all that read this opinion have at least kept up with the situation.


1. Cleveland City Manager Janice Casteel denied Wes Snyder’s appeal?
I say "Thank You to Janice Casteel for taking care of the people of Cleveland and Bradley County".
And, Yes, I know Janice Casteel.
2. No one, not even Wes Snyder, was born to be a police officer. It is not a gene you can pull out of your hat and place in someone's body.  His father, Bernard Snyder, was a great police chief for Cleveland. And Wes is cut from the same cloth. Being cut from the same cloth, like any cloth, does not make a strong sturdy dust cover. It only makes one of the same color, not of the same strength.

3. And I sincerely hope the powers that be in Chattanooga have enough sense to take advantage of a great opportunity.

I sincerely hope Andy Berke has enough brains to not hire Wes Snyder. 

Julia Buckner

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