Letter to the Editor

Upset with hostility towards law enforcement

Sunday, July 24, 2016

To the editor:

I am outraged by the hostility towards law enforcement. I am sick to my stomach over the lack of respect we as civilians have for the ones who took an oath, to the ones who wear a 25-pound uniform everyday, the men and women who put on a badge and walk into harm's way when everyone else runs from it. I resent the fact that police officers are not only being single-handedly targeted for the vow they swore in to but being murdered for wearing a badge.

Society today has grown into mouthy, spoiled, rotten human beings. Too quick to voice their opinions, realistically too judgmental to care. Not to mention the "everyone owes me" attitude and to the children being raised with no boundaries of knowledge and concern for civil society and personal responsibility. In today's generation the people have lost all principles and morals. Those of which your parents, and their parents have tried to teach you in life. I'm rather disappointed in our nation for giving up and the hate each one of you have in your hearts. To the people who shut out law enforcement, when something goes wrong an officer will be in route as soon as possible. To the person who shot and killed a police officer (recently), your son has been in a very bad accident and is in the hospital fighting for his life, however don't worry, the police officers did everything in their power to help save him and they also have the drunk driver that caused the accident in custody. To the guy last week that just spit on an officer's car while he was inside a restaurant eating dinner just caught the guy that raped your 16-year-old daughter and put him behind bars for a very long time. To the people who threaten police officers, doesn't matter if your blue, black, white, red, or orange, those same officers, the underpaid and unappreciated, would sacrifice their lives to help save yours. When the wolves are at your door the sheepdogs will not be afraid. I am proud of all police departments nation wide, despite the few that tarnish the badge and make the majority of your profession look bad. Under all circumstances, I am truly sorry for the loss of your brothers and sisters and I would like to thank you for your service. To serve and protect. I also want to thank you for the sacrifices you make day in and day out, your hard work, dedication, long hours and integrity. Your calling is truly admirable. There are many who stand by you and still believe in you and in hopes that one day everyone else will be on your side too. I've got your 6.

Krissy Reedy, Brazil