Crocker quietly works to address suicide risks

A Letter to the Editor of the Cape Cod Times written by Barnstable County Special Sheriff Jeff Perry details Representative Crocker's work to address mental health issues and suicide risks of correctional officers. 

Crocker quietly works to address suicide risks

Lots of issues get the attention of voters and the news media during election season. Being an effective elected representative and leader means a lot more than jumping in front of a microphone or reporter to make sure one’s name gets mentioned on every issue.

While I do not live in state Rep. Will Crocker’s legislative district, I publicly thank him for effectively and compassionately working behind the scenes on an issue that is certainly outside the noise of the upcoming election, but nonetheless is very important. Rep. Crocker has been appointed to a statewide commission and has been quietly working on suicide risks and mental health issues of our correctional officers. Recently Rep. Crocker visited the Sheriff’s Office staff and listened to the concerns and suggestions of our staff.

It is not just this issue, but since being elected I have observed Rep. Crocker take a deliberate, informed and compassionate approach to his style of representation.

In these times of fractured and noisy politics, we could use a few more leaders with Will Crocker’s approach. The people of the 2nd Barnstable District should vote to re-elect Will Crocker.

Jeff Perry


The writer is a Barnstable County special sheriff.

Read the letter to the editor here.