[UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: Fortuna Police and Fire Chiefs Deny Charges] Letter Writer Charges that Fortuna Police and Fire Department Participated in Trump Parade
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I would like to address some important issues surrounding the Trump parade that happened a week or so ago. I personally am not a Trump supporter but the problem I saw that day was not that. When the parade went through Fortuna both the Police and Fire department participated in the parade. They were not just providing safety for the parade (that would have been fine), but they were actively participating in it, driving in the parade, honking and waving flags. This to me is unacceptable and the city of Fortuna should be ashamed and apologize for allowing it to happen. Law enforcement should not take sides when it comes to political elections, they are here for ALL people and when they take a side it is basically intimidation.
Political activity and participation is wonderful, PLEASE VOTE! But our public services should remain unbiased and impartial for all people. Fortuna City Council should have to answer for allowing this action to have happened and make sure that something similar doesn’t happen again.
UPDATE 2:42 p.m.: Fortuna Police Chief Casey Day spoke to us by phone and denied his officers were participating in the parade.
UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: Fortuna Fire Chief Lon Winburn stated, ““The Fortuna Fire Department did not participate in the Trump Parade as previously noted.”