Benedict was up first and spoke of Darold R. Stenson, who was sentenced to consecutive life sentences for killing his wife and business partner. The case and multiple appeals, Benedict said, has cost the county more than $1 million.
Benedict admitted he learned a lot from the community at a November town hall meeting that was held at the Forks Elks lodge. He spoke of the shift in crime trends from violent crimes to a huge rise in property crimes.
When Bart took the floor he thanked Mayor Bryon Monohon for his support and said that his department is making progress with some of the town's serious crimes.
He said he hopes to get a message to drug dealers that they are going to be hurt financially if they get arrested selling drugs in Forks.