I'm not sure anyone gave this fund raising letter much attention, but it was very controversial in some quarters. Not in Sierra Madre, of course. At least as far as I can tell. Nobody brought it to my attention, or complained. But in other cities something similar to all hell breaking loose was the widespread reaction.
Why would a Sierra Madre Police Association fundraising letter raise so much fuss elsewhere? Because this letter was actually taken from a template used by many different cop unions all across California. It is a form letter that local Police Association members can just plug their names and pictures into, then mail out. And there is something in this letter that upset a lot of people.
As an example, the Davis Vanguard, out of the City of Davis, trashed the use of this Police Association fundraising form letter in this way (link):
You can read the rest of this article by clicking on the link I provided at the top of this page. There is also the following op-ed piece from a paper called Berkeleyside (link).
So there you go. I am not saying that Sgt Delcoure is guilty of any the above because he attached his name to what was a controversial form letter. However, Police Departments do have to represent all constituencies. He probably should have just read it a little more carefully first, and then reflected upon the possible implications.