Has the private security detail for the City of Sioux Falls all quit?

Last night at the city council meeting a citizen noticed the normal security guards were NOT at the meeting and replaced with some off duty SFPD detectives. She asked Chief Thum about it and he said that they all quit the same day (Aprox 10). She also did some asking around today and it seems to be a disagreement about salaries. I guess this also includes the mayor’s security at City Hall. Who is going to protect his mini-fridge now?!


#1 "Woodstock" on 06.08.22 at 4:11 pm

“That reminds me, didn’t someone steal a Coke from his mini-fridge?”…. “It’s probably the same guys who stole the Pink Pig BBQ from Karl’s”…. #UnsolvedMysteries
(… “Wait a minute, a Coke?…. “A BBQ, which might equate a steak, and what about a baked potato, too?”) #AreYouThinkingWhatIamThinking?

#2 D@ily Spin on 06.08.22 at 6:44 pm

It’s a problem when police refuse to protect the mayor and council. Do they know there’s going to be an LBGTQ demonstration?

#3 Thune's answer on 06.09.22 at 7:00 am


#4 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.09.22 at 10:23 am

Putin has his own security force, too. #JustSaying


#5 Further Fear & Loathing on 06.09.22 at 10:24 am

Wait a minute, I thought corporatists were like communists, but without a standing army. Frankly, we might have to rethink all of this.

#6 Corn Dogger on 06.09.22 at 7:53 pm

They were making just slightly more than the teenaged lifeguards at the pools. If they left, I’m not surprised.

#7 sleepy time on 06.11.22 at 11:11 pm

Constitutional democracies are rarely destroyed by a single blow. Their citizens often sleepwalk into catastrophe, discovering too late that a degree of timely vigilance could have preserved their system of self-rule.

Sioux Falls and South Dakota are just sleepwalking into authoritarianism with the right wing nuttery.

#8 Sick of Fearing on 06.12.22 at 10:35 am

“….Sioux Falls and South Dakota are just sleepwalking into authoritarianism with the right wing nuttery….”

Then David was right. The zombie thing is for real. Plus, there’s nothing worse, then a zombie with some right wing cutlery.