Betz helped community

Peter Betz has been a friend of mine for 65 years. I have always known him to be kind and helpful to everyone. He has spent his life serving his community at many levels and always done so not expecting anything in return.

He has now had his reputation and life destroyed for the apparent theft of a coffeemaker. He is further destroyed by having the lengthy article and picture on the front page of The Leader-Herald.

I would like to know the last time that someone got this kind of notoriety from something as petty as this? In my opinion, without any question, someone higher up has a vendetta against Peter.

Also, and equally important, can you believe what a waste of taxpayers’ money this is?