Letter to the Editor

LETTER: Tell police in Indiana you appreciate them

Sunday, July 17, 2016

To the editor:

What is going on these days, is it a war on police officers?

Every day you read or see where a police officer has been shot.

When a police officer responds to a call they don't know what is waiting for them. Why is there so many African America men, women and children being shot by white police officers, some for no reason at all?

I thought that all people were created equal, but I guess I was wrong.

I feel that any police officer that did the shooting should be held accountable for their action. Should you hold the officer accountable? Or should you hold their supervisors and their training department accountable?

I feel that the police officers in the State of Indiana and all counties in the state, like Clay and Vigo, and the cities of Brazil and Terre Haute, get some of the best training there is, so that they can do their job.

Some times when a police officer does his job, he gets thrown under the bus because some government official will not back them up. I know that there are some bad police officers out there, but there are a whole lot more good ones.

In this state all law enforcement officers know how to respect people and the people respect them. It's about time that all law enforcement officers get the respect they deserve, (state, federal, city and county.)

Not only respect the police departments but also appreciate the fire department personnel, because every time they respond to a fire, they risk their lives, too.

There is another department that needs to be recognized and that is the Department of Corrections, because the officers there place their lives on the line each day they go to work. People call them guards but they are professional Correctional Officers.

All these people want only one thing after their job is done for the day, they just want to go home to be with their family. All the people that are in law enforcement are on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week. These people risk their lives each day, so they can protect ours.

When you see any of these people (police, fire, sheriff, deputies and correctional officers) tell them that you appreciate them, shake their hand and tell them they are doing a good job.

Remember keep American safe.

Charles R McShanog (BOB), Brazil