Please respect campaign signs

To the editor:

As the political climate grows more and more competitive during the upcoming political season, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to respect the rights of others to display political signs.

Keep in mind political signs have a monetary value, and if they are removed or defaced, those responsible could be arrested for larceny and or criminal mischief. Freedom of speech is a right of every American and is protected by law, regardless of political views or affiliation.

Good luck to all of the candidates running in the upcoming general election.

Kevin Mulverhill

Franklin County sheriff