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Ray's comments could not be further from the truth! I am a huge supporter of law enforcement and advocate for public safety. Chief Smith has been exceptionally professional along with Lemoore Police Department and they have my full support. I look forward to working with all of them in the future and continuously improving the safety within the city.

The recently un-elected Mayor of Lemoore, Ray Madrigal, has recently expressed concern publicly that the election results will not bode well for Police Chief Darrell Smith. He said, "I am not convinced the new council is prepared to take the necessary stand to protect our police chief and his team from the constant unfounded attacks which harm [their] reputation and their safety. I pray time will prove me wrong in this."

I expected a peaceful and professional transition after the recent election results and am saddened this isn’t the case. I can’t speak for Stuart Lyons but can assure the people of Lemoore that, being an officer himself, Stuart fully supports the Lemoore Police Department and their Chief Darrel Smith.

Chad Billingsly

Lemoore

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