Our law enforcement fellow citizens, despite the few rogues, are dedicated professionals. Be they male, female or living an alternative lifestyle; be they black, white, red, yellow or brown, they all have mothers and fathers and perhaps children of their own.
Despite the many missteps like Attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting with ex-president Bill Clinton for half an hour on an airport tarmac or ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio disobeying court orders, or police planting evidence to frame a career criminal (because they know she is guilty of many other crimes) most respect the law. Despite the FBI spying on the Drum Major for Peace, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, or ex federal prosecutor, Rudolph Giuliani disparaging his former colleagues, the vast majority are great people. Despite President Trump throwing shade on the Department of Justice and the FBI.
That is but one reason my wife and I, as clandestinely as we can, always pay for their meals. Politely ask the server to give you their tab; they cannot let the officer know who is paying. That is why I always approach and thank them for their service and add “Please be careful out here!”
We are all relieved when our loved ones return home from the job. Perhaps members and loved ones of law enforcement officers are especially relieved. My grandson’s dad is a retired cop. Whether it is a traffic stop, delivering a summons or arresting armed criminals caught in the act, they are vulnerable at work and deserve our respect and gratitude.
Choice Edwards, Clermont