I was deeply saddened when a witness described Cottage Grove Police officers employing what might charitably be described as the overzealous use of force in a September incident.
This is not the Cottage Grove I know and was proud to be part of.
South Lane residents had political, social, and religious diversity and disagreements. Different strongly held views were discussed civilly and rarely taken personally. Despite disagreements, we maintained friendships. Above all, there was a bond of community, a community that together had a sterling record of accomplishments before . . .