I have known Bradenton Deputy Police Chief Warren Merriman III for approximately 15 years. I first met Officer Merriman when I was having a problem with vehicles running the stop signs by my home. He responded and over a period of time corrected the problem.
I am a retired police officer and at one time volunteered at the Bradenton Police Department for approximately 12 years. During that time, my wife (another volunteer) and I came in contact with Officer Merriman on many occasions. I found him to be a concerned officer and willing to help anyone requesting help.
He is charged with three misdemeanors. 1: He has not been found guilty. 2: The offenses in question are misdemeanors.
Should he be fired? No! Should he resign? No!
Edward E. Kish Sr.