COLUMBUS- Monday night’s city council meeting saw Mayor Jim Bulkley take the time to recognize this week as National Police Week, and made sure to recognize the police force here in Columbus.
“Yeah, it’s a national recognition of our police officers. What can’t be good about that. Recognizing the effort and the work they put forward to keep us safe. To do their duties, its a 24/7 job, 365 days a year, and we often forget that. When we need them we are glad they are there, but when those lights are going on behind us because maybe we were going a little too fast we get upset,” said Mayor Bulkley.
With Columbus Police chief William Gumm announcing his retirement at the last city council meeting, Mayor Bulkey knows that the force will still be in good hands moving forward.
“We’ve got a great police force in Columbus, and it has had great leadership. As you all know, that’s going to change in the future with our chief announcing his retirement, but we’ll make sure things continue on an even keel,” said Bulkley.
So while recognizing this week as national police week, Mayor Bulkley made sure that the National Public Works week is recognized next week.
“You get up in the morning and you turn your faucet on and there’s water there and your realize wow thats pretty amazing. Theres other things we use other than water and thats also amazing. People;e often forget that needs to be taken care of, and that we take it for granted. Water’s available when we need it, stool flushes when we need it, and that does take a lot of effort. Behind the scenes, again that’s a 24/7 job and when things go wrong, they are there to fix it,” said Bulkley.
The Columbus city council meets on the first and third monday of every month.