Los Angeles Times
To protect, to serve, to sicken
Re “LAPD employees sue over vaccine mandate,” Sept. 13
To all you police officers and firefighters who are paid to protect the people of Los Angeles, the city I’m proud to claim as my birthplace, I challenge you all to respond the way firefighters in New York City did 20 years ago.
If they could find the courage within themselves to run toward that hellish calamity without a thought about their own safety, surely you all can show what big men and women you are by summoning the courage to get a vaccine. Darlene Moses
Olympius Yorba Linda
You cannot defund them, you cannot prosecute them or fire with cause, you cannot disobey an order from them — yet when the officers in the Los Angeles Police Department are told to get a simple shot to protect themselves and the people who pay them, they whine like babies.
“To protect and to serve” should be a two-way street.
Perhaps we should get some tougher people for this job, such as the children who are vaccinated by pediatricians every year. Richard Harger