With the retirement of our police chief David Rossi, Edgartown has the opportunity to do the right thing in choosing his successor. The most qualified candidate is in our midst is Jonathan Searle. He has the experience, the leadership qualities required and the support of his fellow officers. No outside search is necessary. The silent majority knows it. His fellow officers know it. Sometimes in small communities the right choices are not made. Our leaders need to show courage.

When you see our selectmen in public, ask them to display that courage and do the right thing.

John S. Moffet