Concerned Citizen


I am a concerned citizen of Walla Walla, WA and I am writing to you today regarding the use of Nazi symbolism.  We have a local WW police officer and former Scout Sniper with an SS tattoo, as I understand you already know.  As a citizen of Walla Walla I am appalled that this is allowed to happen in 2020.  I understand the military does not allow this behavior and I’m sickened that this is allowed in a public service position.  Our local police chief has responded and called those of speaking out in outrage “zealots & trolls”.   I cannot for one moment imagine how it feels to be Jewish or a POC in our community.  No matter what excuses the WWPD makes on behalf of Officer Small I don’t think decent people wear Nazi symbols (intentional or not) and they certainly should not be serving the public.  The PD claims they have him cover it while on duty.  This isn’t good enough.  What if I see this officer & his tattoo at the grocery store and the next day in a police capacity.  I would fear for my safety & my fellow citizens as well.

I understand this is a picture of Officer Small’s brother (middle) and his valknot tattoo.  Certainly makes it much harder to believe the WWPD story.

Lastly, A FB comment from our local paper’s says the SS flag photographed in 2012 is still hanging in the barracks where it originated.  I sincerely hope this is not true.

I thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for fighting for everyone’s Civil Rights.

(name withheld)

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1 Comment

  1. Rael Nidess, M.D.

    Kudos for drawing attention to this unspeakable homage to Nazi terror displayed under the purview of ‘law enforcement’. And, while it is inevitable that this will be ‘morphed’ into a ‘Jewish issue’ alone, the truth is that the western world fought a 5 year long, global war, losing millions of lives and our ally, the USSR lost 27 million lives, in a (now evidently futile) attempt the eradicate this disgusting scourge from among humanity. I’ve been a long-time associate of MRFF and I know you came to the right place with your plea. If the officer is unwilling to part with his tattoo or leave the force, the story of Grendel’s arm provides another possible solution to the issue.

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