Po­lice are cop­ping it

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

I AM writ­ing con­cern­ing ar­ti­cles in the Bul­letin where they re­fer to the ac­tiv­i­ties of the po­lice be­ing re­ferred to as cops.

I grew up in the early ’ 30s ( was not per­fect) and the word was a deroga­tory term re­fer­ring to the po­lice and I sus­pect the jour­nal­ist who uses the word has a rea­son when the word po­lice is the cor­rect term and not that dif­fi­cult to spell.

I am not a po­lice­man, although in my trav­els, which have been ex­ten­sive, have had a po­lice­man as a close friend or as­so­ciate.

The force is an im­por­tant part of our so­ci­ety and need to be shown re­spect.

GARETH KERR, Gar­butt.

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