Support for police
Society needs to take a stand behind those who uphold law
WHAT a sad indictment upon our society when those that should be protecting the rights of the many become so focused on the behaviour of the few that they lose touch with what society really wants as a standard of behaviour upon our streets and i n our homes and workplaces.
Have those that should be protecting our civil liberties become so lost in the politically correct jungle that they have completely strayed from what good, decent people would consider acceptable?
I would have to say that I would not like to bring my children up in a society where everyday people think it is OK to call into question the parentage of those who we depend so much upon when times are as tough as they have been over the past few months.
While the comments of most of the letters in the
Townsville Bulletin on March 19, 2011 thankfully show that this is not the case, there are those ( if a select few) who still believe that it goes with the job of a police officer to be sworn at, spat at and assaulted.
Well let us not forget that it is also part of a police officer’s job to go to traffic accidents no matter how horrendous in nature and continue to act in a professional and courteous manner no matter what effect it may have upon them in the long run.
It is also the job of a police officer to knock on the door and deliver t he all-t oofrequent message of the death of a loved one.
It is also the job of police officers to deal with drunks and violent people every day, but we must also consider that it is also the job of police to go home at the end of their shift to children and spouses who, at the end of it all, will listen and offer support to their loved one.
Have we come to the point in our society that it is OK to rape, pillage and burn? No, because magistrates like Rod Madsen are willing to actually offer punishment to those who flout the law and stand by the officers who take an oath to serve and protect the people of Queensland.
I say kudos to Magistrate Madsen and to the boys and girls in blue, keep doing the job you are doing because more people than you realise out there in the Queenslandcommunity really appreciate your efforts and appreciate the work you put in every day you put on that uniform. C. HOSIE,