To The People Of Dale County About Your Sheriff Wally OlsonRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 31 2013 7:36 PM
DALE COUNTY: This message is to the citizens of Dale County about your Sheriff Wally Olson.
The day this school bus shooting occured and the taking of the hostage to the underground bunker, I was in a position that within minutes I was on the scene and in a position to capture pictures and video. In fact, I was on the scene before the school bus arrived to pick up the children.
I was across the road from the scene and captured video of what was occuring and the emergency units arriving on the scene. You see in the pictures a white F-150 rolling up on the scene with blue lights and siren running.
The shooting date was January 28 about 3:40 PM. This article is being written while I am sitting on across from the scene at 7:24 PM on January 31, 2013. And no, I have not been here all of the time.
I do want the people to know, your Sheriff, Wally Olson arrived on the scene on January 28, 2013 and has remained here on the scene ever since. Sheriff Olson has not left the scene. There is a travel trailer set up on the scene where Sheriff Olson does get some sleep in between. You just can not physically go 24/7.
While Sheriff Olson has capable staff, staff he trusts completely, and has capable support staff in numerous agencies from municipal to federal on the scene, Sheriff Olson is here with one goal in mind...to do all humanly possible to return this 6 year old child safe and sound to his family. Until that is done, Sheriff Olson is spending every second humanly possible and every effort humanly possible to make sure that ending occurs.
NO...Sheriff Olson did not tell me he has stayed here. I happen to over hear an officer talking about it. Then I checked and verified that the Sheriff has not left. Some of his officers has tried to get him to leave to get some rest but he has not.
I felt this was important for the citizens of Dale County, for the family of the 6 year old child, for the community to know and realize the zeal and dedication of your Sheriff.
Today many people have stopped me or called and told me they can not get this little 6 year old child off their mind. One lady told me she can not even sleep thinking of this little 6 year old child.
To each of you, Sheriff Olson has said it in a press conference, please pray. Please pray. While praying for this child include Sheriff Olson who is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the County and the decisions he makes in conjunction with the state and federal people. Please pray for the suspect, Mr. Dykes, in that he will do the right thing, the right thing as a Veteran of War for this country, and release this child unharmed and surrender himself.