To the editor:
I am writing this letter to apologize for my improper behavior and public comments that I made on social media and anywhere else this past year, when I threatened and made unfounded complaints against the Seymour Police Department and various officials in the Seymour city government.
I would like to say that I am sorry for all the things that I said or did, and I apologize for the emotional distress and harm that I caused to everyone involved. I know that I have upset and caused emotional anguish to quite a few individuals, and I am sorry for my behavior that has caused you to feel this way. I know that I was in the wrong for everything I did and said, and I wish nobody any harm because of what I have said. I feel that I could have handled things differently and should have handled myself in an adult manner instead of like a child and a fool. I wish I could take back what I have said and done to everyone involved, directly and indirectly.
I know that I should not threaten people due to my anger, and I am seeking help for my anger issues immediately. I realize that I have no reason to threaten law enforcement for any reason. Moreover, I know that I need to recognize and appreciate the effort that police officers put into their jobs, and the danger that they put themselves into when they are doing their jobs to protect me and other citizens. This recognition should guide my behavior when I am dealing with law enforcement.
I understand that Officer Davis was just doing his duty to protect and serve our community to the best of his abilities. I would also like to apologize for my outburst at the school; once again, I should have handled myself like an adult and not like a child or a fool. I realize that it is my job to teach my children by example to behave honorably, but what I showed them was an example of how to misbehave.
I will carry myself like an adult from now on. I would also like to apologize for all the time and money I have wasted by this that could have been used in more important ways than acting like a complete fool.
William Jackson, Jr.