Having been present through the entire thing, and even having on my desk a chunk of wood from the first tree, I feel obliged to set the record straight.
Our fine upstanding sheriff Mr. House made no such statements and had no SWAT team on hand to "protect the tree cutters.
He got on stage and made a "plea" for an orderly operation and posted a couple deputies to direct traffic. Wandered around hoping it would all go away while maintaining an expression vaguely reminiscent of someone eating an unripe persimmon.
If the our County Commission follows through on their announced plan it'll be just fine but I have grave doubts about that happening.
They are unwilling to call the people together and just flat throw the feds out. It appears they have become accustomed to suckling at the Federal teat and just really can't figure out how to
live survive without all that grant money.