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Published: Thursday, Feb. 21 2013 4:30 p.m. MST

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AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT

I feel sorry for this man, but I disagree with the justifications for his light sentence. He wasn't just a first offender, and his loss of his job is only right. This man used his position as a law enforcement officer to enter someone's home and steal pain killers. For those reason alone his sentence was unusually light.

SME
Bountiful, UT

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" Often translated as "Who will guard the guards themselves?" Also sometimes rendered as "Who watches the watchmen?" It seems unlikely that these were the only people victimized by this individual.

No one is immune from temptation, one of many reasons to limit government power. The power is ultimatley used, or abused, by people.

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