In my efforts to expose what I remain convinced is a leadership void in State Police headquarters, my last post has aroused considerable anger at what was perceived as disrespect for the late Steven Vincent and his family.
That was certainly not my intent and to the Vincent family, I offer my apologies for any hurt that I may have caused and for any poor judgment I may have exercised in my series about LSP leadership. Likewise, even though Sgt. Savoy confirmed the existence of the letter, if I have brought any discomfort to him in this matter, I also offer apologies to him.
And while I have removed that part of the post that refers to the letter sent to headquarters in 2012, it should not be seen as a withdrawal from my willingness to expose corruption wherever it’s found—either within the Department of Public Safety or any other agency.
Though some of my critics may have a different opinion, I am human with feelings and emotions just like anyone else. And as a human, those feelings sometimes are lost in the pursuit of an objective, in this case, a story. That doesn’t justify any mistake in judgment, it’s just a fact of life.
Again, I have taken down the story not because I believe it was inaccurate, but in consideration for those affected—a consideration I should have taken into account before posting it.