A concerned Iowan reached out to county sheriffs to ask a simple question…
If the Department of Health would decide to attempt forced vaccinations or force individuals into quarantine, what would the sheriff do?
Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald responded by explaining that the purpose of law enforcement is to “protect and serve our citizens.”
“Which we do by enforcing laws,” he said. “The legislature creates laws and any disagreement or concern with that law and someone challenges that law, the court then interprets that law. Law enforcement, such as the Story County Sheriff’s Office, enforces these laws until modified or canceled by either the legislature or courts.
“I do not foresee either the state or federal government forcing people to vaccinate or quarantine. Should any such law be created, I believe the remedy would be left with the court should that law be challenged.”