Thanking law enforcement on National Police Week
This week is National Police Week, in honor of our law enforcement officers who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.
Daily they put their lives on the line. Every time they go to work they wonder if they will still be alive to go home after their shift. Every time they respond to a call they have no idea what they will encounter. It could be a situation where they have to make split-second, lifeor-death decisions.
And when a situation occurs anywhere in the country that involves a law enforcement officer whose conduct is being questioned, all officers are lumped together in a diatribe against the entire law enforcement field. More often than not, the officers are found to be innocent of any wrongdoing. But the stigma still lingers and the stain remains.
As the chair for the Mid-Peninsula Support Your Local Police Committee: We appreciate all officers for all they do, not just during this week, but every day of the year. We pray for their safety. SUE LONG. NORTH.