Didn’t mean to em­bar­rass the of­fi­cer

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Po­lice and the pub­lic

I just read the let­ters to the ed­i­tor in a re­cent Spec­ta­tor per­tain­ing to the feel­ings of some of the po­lice mem­bers to­ward pub­lic at­ti­tudes.

Last year, while at­tend­ing the James Street Crawl, while check­ing out the booths there, I came upon a young of­fi­cer lean­ing against the ar­moury wall. In my at­tempt at hu­mour, I asked him if he was hold­ing up the wall. My in­tent was not to be­rate him, but sim­ply to make a con­nec­tion and say hello. I should have just said hello and left it at that, but when think­ing about my com­ment and look­ing back he was gone.

I have felt guilty about the sit­u­a­tion since that time and just wish to make my apol­ogy to the of­fi­cer and to point out that many of us ap­pre­ci­ate the po­lice pres­ence and thank them for their ser­vice. Donna Her­man, Mount Hope

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