Des Moines chief praised for turning over Younkers fire investigation
Monday, April 07, 2014 4:36 PM
The executive director for the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa today praised Des Moines Fire Chief John TeKippe for turning over the investigation of the downtown Younkers fire last month to federal investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. "...Sometimes the double-edged sword of pride can make it tough for officials to turn over responsibility to the most expert hands. For some it is difficult to admit that one's own unit really isn't in the best position to lead a given effort. But a true leader looks beyond perception, and does what is best for all concerned," wrote Gretchen Tegeler, who used the editorial to argue for more government collaboration in Greater Des Moines.Read more.