Hanlin deserving of appointment

To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my congratulations to Jane Hanlin, our Jefferson County prosecuting attorney, upon her appointment to the position of special United States attorney.

I was impressed by the thorough nature of the FBI investigation of her background during the vetting process and, of course, it showed that she is not only a spitfire in the courtroom but also an honorable public servant dedicated to the cause of justice in Jefferson County.

Her position as our county prosecuting attorney, combined with her official appointment as a federal special assistant United States attorney, adds the resources and capabilities of the FBI and U.S. marshals and the federal Department of Justice to her law enforcement team.

Her crime-fighting team just got stronger.

And, I am proud to be on her team.

Frank J. Bruzzese