Another mass shooting is so tragic. The media is trying to share the facts.
What we are not hearing much about are the police officers who responded. The two officers who arrived first did not wait for backup — that is now standard procedure. They stormed the building immediately.
We easily criticize law enforcement, but when there is an active shooter or a terrorist act, we value and need them.
I have heard many complaints about citations.
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One woman grumbled about getting cited for walking her dog on restricted military property. She had done it before and was given a warning. The next time she did it, she was cited by that same officer.
Another person was infuriated that he had gotten cited for rolling through a stop sign in a quiet neighborhood.
It is time to stop being capricious about support of law enforcement.
When they stop you, comply and keep your hands visible. They don’t know you. They don’t know if you are dangerous. Teach your children and grandchildren this practice.
They are here for our protection.
When I see a police officer, I want to say, “Thank you; I hope you have a safe shift.”