Saturday, November 27, 2021
Nov. 27, 2021

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Letter: Help police officers do their jobs


I would like to express my appreciation for law enforcement officers.

I’ve watched as the political climate has too readily made our police officers into criminals and criminals into victims. Due to our current state of affairs, lawmakers have in haste created some laws that have hobbled our police officers and enabled criminals.

As a result, we have lost good officers and crime has increased.

When law enforcement breaks down, so does our society. The only winners are the criminals.

Some are quick to label our police officers as racist. At what point do we stop pointing fingers and make some commonsense recommendations for the good of all law-abiding citizens?

Yes, of course our officers could use extra training, but so could our citizens.

1. When you are stopped by an officer, be respectful. They put their lives on the line for us every day.

2. Follow orders. The officer does not know you. Do what you are told.

3. Do not pull out a weapon. Seriously? Do I really have to tell you this?

Abide by these three simple rules and your odds of being harmed will recede significantly regardless of the color of your skin.

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