Lebanon County D.A. Pier Hess Graf and Lebanon County Sheriff Bruce Klingler offered political advice through their official emails on a wide variety of issues including optics, willingness of police chiefs to sign on, and press strategy. D.A. Graf offered to lead efforts to find police chiefs who were willing to sign the letter including naming one willing to participate. This plan was ultimately abandoned for fear that expanding the group involved would offer more opportunities for public dissent and would hurt their current unanimity.