Scott has served with distinction

To the editor:

I want to join those others who have expressed their support for Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott regarding allegations of bias against him. I have known Mike for a  long time and in  many ways. Whether it is Mike himself or other family members — including but not limited to his father or sister — the Scott family has publicly and privately served the best interests of Eagan with distinction for many years as few other families. When Mike resigned from the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office to accept the position as Eagan’s first full-time fire chief, I attended his going away party to show my support and gratitude. The Dakota County Sheriff’s loss was the city of Eagan’s gain. Mike’s reputation deserves to remain unblemished.

Tom Egan
Dakota County commissioner and former mayor of Eagan