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Posted on: March 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Community Leader Donates “Silver Platter” to Help Sheriff Knezovich Encourage Elected Officials


Community Leader Donates “Silver Platter” to Help Sheriff Knezovich Encourage Elected Officials to Address Violent Crimes 

On Thursday, March 24, 2020, John Schram (Comstock Neighborhood) met with Sheriff Knezovich to discuss the rising rise in violent crimes and shootings in the City of Spokane and Spokane County.  

During the meeting, Mr. Schram offered Sheriff Knezovich a symbolic “silver platter” to extend Spokane City Council Members, other elected officials, and community leaders invitations to work together to address this growing public safety concern.

Sheriff Knezovich has addressed this topic several times.  Here are the links to the tow part video entitled, “Sheriff Knezovich addresses Shootings/Violent Crime in our Community & what You can do” (Part 1 and Part 2)

Here’s a link to the reply (Opinion Letter published Spokesman-Review) from Spokane City Council Members Lori Kinnear, Karen Stratton, and Betsy Wilkerson. 

(Actual Links Below)


On the back of the silver platter, Mr. Schram wrote, “This silver platter, presented to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office through its designated official Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, is a symbolic representation of the outreach towards the goal of collaboration between law enforcement, elected officials, those in charge, as well as to all citizens of the greater Spokane region and the State of Washington at large.


If necessary, this silver platter should be used to convey physical invitations to those who are in need of such a protocol in order to perceive an official invitation to engage in the collaboration process.


The hope is that this silver platter would be considered a last resort tool at the Sheriff’s Office’s disposal to initiate engagement on the non-mutually exclusive goals of public safety, justice, societal order, and civic partnerships.”


John Schram, Comstock

March 24, 2022  

Part 1: https://youtu.be/XfMYTEVYiqU

Part 2:  https://youtu.be/5UgxCoH6fsU

Spokesman-Review Opinion Letter from Spokane City Council Members: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/mar/09/spokane-city-council-members-may-we-have-a-few-wor/


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