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Here Are the Police Officers the Media Should Have Talked About in 2015

Law enforcement2015 was a rough year for American law enforcement.

There has been a seemingly unending chorus of anti-police protests, accentuated by inflammatory and often dangerous rhetoric, which has inspired a hostility toward law enforcement that’s not been seen in decades.

While some might now think this is because corruption is endemic to law enforcement, the truth is that most police officers go above and beyond the call of duty each day to protect their communities.

The unfortunate and wholly inaccurate conclusion of widespread corruption is inspired more by innuendo, than by fact—and this is a problem.

Misperceptions of police can be costly, as they harm not just law enforcement, but whole communities as well. When the essential bonds of trust are broken between police and community, public safety becomes compromised.

To counter this false narrative, it is important to reflect upon some of the less publicized police-related activities of 2015, particularly those that emphasize America’s finest at their best.

Although the following stories never made the nightly news this past year, they represent just a fraction of the many examples of American law enforcement officers going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve their communities.

Here, from just the past few months, are a few examples:

Roeland Park, Kan.

In September, Officer Zachary Stamper of the Roeland Park Police Department, Kan., took it upon himself to obtain a bicycle and duffle bag for a local homeless man who he learned had to walk a very long distance to get to his place of work every day.

Instead of ignoring the man’s situation, Stamper did something proactive to help.

“As an officer, my job is to serve and protect, and this is what I’m doing to help my community. Ninety-nine percent of the officers that I’ve ever met would have done the same thing,” Stamper said.

Cedar Park, Texas

In October, a police officer in Cedar Park, Texas, pulled over an individual he saw driving with three young children in the back of the car, unsecured without car seats.

Instead of issuing a citation, Officers Justin Gower and Cale Hawkins decided to buy the man three car seats for his young girls, aged 1, 3, and 4.

The money for the car seats was paid for out of the pockets of Gower and Hawkins, among others at the department.

“Money is not the issue. It’s the issue of can you help them, and so that was the easiest way we saw, the fastest path to helping them,” Hawkins said.

Temecula, Calif.

In November an officer in Temecula, Calif., was called to a local mall to investigate a suspicious woman lingering near parked cars. What Officer Bruce Pierson discovered was a young woman, homeless since age 12, living on the streets with no shoes, dirty and calloused feet, and little to no prospects in life.

Instead of simply telling the young woman to leave the area, Pierson told the woman that he’d like to take her into the mall and buy her a new pair of shoes.

As he did so, the officer’s kindness inspired other shoppers to step in and help the woman with purchases of additional shoes and items.

Fremont, Calif.

Just this past month officers in Fremont, Calif., surprised a family with brand new gifts for under their Christmas tree after they suffered through a home burglary.

Cleveland, Ohio

Police officers in Cleveland, Ohio, worked with local businesses to replace Christmas gifts for a family that had lost everything in a devastating house fire just days before Christmas.

The few examples cited above may not generate sensational headlines or draw the attention of celebrities and elected officials, but they far better represent the character of the American law enforcement community than the often baseless innuendo polluting the public discourse and driving a wedge between police officers and the communities they serve.

Let’s hope 2016 sees balance return to the public conversation on policing in America and a greater emphasis placed on the essential and positive role that police officers play in their communities every day.

From The Daily Signal

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Paul Pittman
5 years ago

I have had negative contact with police officers, unfortunately that seems stick in your head. My wife one early morning was driving with her instead of a citation she was given a lesson in the working her new car, how stupid am I for not having already done that.

Mary
5 years ago

A police officer in Las Cruces, NM stopped to change a flat tire of a motorist stuck in traffic.

Gail
5 years ago
Reply to  Mary

While returning with my four young kids from the beach miles from home, a police officer stopped to change a tire which has just gone flat. These were the days without cell phones and he simply stopped to help. This is what they do. Help.

Warren T.
5 years ago

L. Becking is spot on! I can’t say it any better.

L. Becking
5 years ago

Thank God for the brave men and women in law enforcement, who put their life on the line every
day. They are represented by all races, colors, religions and ages, and 99.9% are incredibly brave, principled and kind individuals. However, our biased liberal government, media and a few race baiting individuals who make their living by stirring up discourse and division in our great country, concentrate on the 1/10 of 1% who are the bad cops. Most of the smear mongers know better but they thrive on stirring up trouble and creating negative news.
Most of the liberal media and government officials are to cowardly to call the law breakers what they really are; thugs and criminals. I would suggest, the next time some criminal tries to break into their home or physically harm them, they should call one of their law breaking thug friends instead of the police.

Robbie J. Huffman
5 years ago

Police Appreciation

I would not want to be a cop
for several times what they make.
Whatever they do in bad situations
is viewed by someone as a mistake.

Some thug can be known by local cops
and have a rap sheet A BLOCK LONG.
When something happens, his family
and the press sing his praise songs.

In a threatening situation,
we expect cops to come bail us out.
If they take action with dire results,
that action is soon viewed with doubt.

If they fail to show up and protect us,
they would quickly catch grief for that, too.
That they are “damned if they do or if
if they don’t” seems too often to be true!

The family who failed to notice drugs
or smaller crimes done by their kid
are shocked when their ‘CHOIR BOY’ is
killed and blame the cop for what he did.

This is no longer Mayberry; we now
live in a scary age and time.
I’m glad to be locked in my house nights
and look over my shoulder in day time.

I’m pleased some of you are brave
enough that this challenge you will face.
I’m bright yellow and admit that
I would not want to be in your place.

I’ve heard that when you hear the sound
of an emergency vehicle go by,
you should open up your heart to God
and let your prayers to Him fly!
Robbie J. Huffman

RogerW
5 years ago

Hardworking police officers have been demeaned by the scumbag Barack Obama and his political toadies Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. All three care far more about creating strife between the races than enforcement of the law. We should throw the Coward in Chief and Lynch out of office.

John F Nice, Jr
5 years ago

I agree whole heartedly with this article. The media feels compelled to focus on the macabre, virulent, violent and, otherwise, negative. Those who serve in uniform – police officers, firemen, National Guard, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines to name the more prominent groups – are a dedicated group of men and women who often are berated and even verbally abused and yet protect the angry, misguided individual who is treating them despitefully.

Personally, I tell every uniformed person I meet, “Thank you for your service.” They deserve all our thanks and gratitude.

Clay Jackson
5 years ago

Ruel, if we did what you propose, it would probably have the same result of making March White History Month. I am really sick and tired of all of the race baiting and there are some, who appear to have open access to the White House even in light of the fact that they owe millions to the IRS, who perpetuate race baiting everyday. In my mind, we all should aspire to be Americans no matter what our race is, no matter what our religion is, no matter where we came from. I am retired Marine Corps officer and have been to combat. A bullet from the enemy does not care what your race or beliefs is/are when it connects with someone. I would like to see investigations of force by police officers done not on a race basis but on facts and facts alone. There are unfortunately a few law enforcement officers who do not live up to their oath however I am inclined to believe that the vast majority of them really serve to help in as much as I was on active duty for 20 years to serve my country.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Clay Jackson

Clay,
I, too, am retired military; Army. In my 20 years (Viet Nam to Desert Storm) I learned all of my lessons on being a good NCO from 2 black men; my instructor at PNCOC and one of my Platoon Sgt.s in Germany. They could have cared less about my race and I theirs. We all had jobs to do. From my experiences with emergency response I have found that most police officers feel the same way. Unfortunately the 3 branches of our government have a job they’d like to do, and quite unfortunately, the mainstream media is on their side.

Frederick Barton, Jr.
5 years ago

People must be more choosy about what and who they listen to for information. We pick up a newspaper and believe much of what we read. Fortunately, we forget much as well, which may help things not to get worse.

Charles L.
5 years ago

I have been reading most of these comments and replies and I am quite impressed with the high level of dialogue and intelligence being displayed. It is a credit to the AMAC folks that have contributed to all these discussions. I mentioned earlier that I have written several letters to the editor and when a comment section is afforded, much like this one, you receive some interesting but also depressing responses. Depressing, not because they disagree with me, that is alright, but because the responders who are coming from the Left have very irresponsible and juvenile replies, lacking very little civility. I guess it is a result of the people who are raised on the intolerance of the Left point of view, who can’t speak in intelligent, fact based approaches. I have been called for just expressing a Conservative opinion in my local newspaper…a right wing nut job, feeding at the trough of Fox News that is incapable of saying anything good about Obama, or any of his accomplishments. Of course, they have yet to name the accomplishments, but none the less, I am the hater. We do learn from listening to other opinions but some of the folks on the Left have only learned not to listen.

Charles E
5 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

You are 100% right in your observations. Too bad that so many people refuse to listen to any opinion but what they have been told is the truth.

Me
5 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

The local online newspapers are banning conservatives from commenting all over the country. I wish real journalists would do an expose on this degenerate practice, but the media is run by the left. Almost every facet of our culture is being propagandized by the leftists. From TV shows and cartoons to public schools and movies. Conservatives are portrayed and disparaged as Archie Bunker types. Stupidity is revered as cool, and intelligence is something to be ridiculed. It’s the dumbing down of America. Public high school graduates years ago were better educated than today’s equivalents. Today’s HS graduates can’t even count without a calculator, have a poor command of English and know little, if any, history.

Gail Baxter
5 years ago

We have a very professional and caring police department in our town. The job our local police department does every day is is very much appreciated by me. I really don’t think that most people understood that electing a community organizer for president would bring a community organizer to the White House. People just didn’t seem to connect the dots. And now people are beginning to wake up to the consequences of having a community organizer in the white house. Who is paying for that, our local heroes. God bless them all and keep them safe!

Maria
5 years ago

I concur with Clay Jackson’s comments 100%! It’s too bad that we have an administration that is so biased, and the media reporting only the bad side of law enforcement nationwide. Why can’t they look deeper into the root of the problems and not just the cause? Law enforcement personnel are also people and whose lives matter too , and not murderers, but whenever an “incident” happens, they are accused of using “excessive force”, and the victims almost always described as having “mental issues.” If that is so, then it’s up to their families and/or parents to see that they have the proper care for their mental problem so they’re not out in the streets causing more problems. Why is “mental problems” so prevalent in the young people or is that an excuse to garner sympathy for the victim and hate for the officers who are involved? When people teach their children right from wrong and teach them to respect authority, teachers and law enforcement, and basically everyone, we wouldn’t have so many “incidents” on the streets where sometimes officers must use excessive force. It’s not only Black Lives that Matter folks, but ALL lives.
I commend those officers in this article who went above and beyond to help those people rather than chastising them and perhaps even issuing a ticket, and I pray they will continue to go above and beyond in their jobs and maybe the general public will finally open up their eyes and see them for the heroes they truly are. A police officer’s job isn’t easy and often times he is put in harm’s way (everyday, in fact) to keep us safe, and we should treat them like our own military and thank them for our safety and for their service to us. I know a lot of law enforcement guys and they put in long hours on the job, on long surveillances and sometimes called out of town and often not seeing their own families for days, and you don’t hear them complaining because serving their communities is what they do for a living. So, my hat’s off to those brave guys and gals!

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Maria

Ms Maria,
The saddest part of the present administration has been the Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General is supposed to be the nation’s lead law enforcement officer, yet both of Mr. Obama’s AGs have sold law enforcement officers down the river. They have chosen their personal and political agendas over their responsibilities to the nation. If they have any moral or ethical values left, they must truly be ashamed of themselves.

Me
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

You’re assuming they have a conscience.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Me

It is a big “if”.

Gary M
5 years ago
Reply to  Maria

Thank you for an eloquent response, one with which I concur.

James D'Elia
5 years ago

The quality of government is reflected from the character of the electorate.

Ann, RN
5 years ago
Reply to  James D'Elia

Exactly! We have the government we deserve. We’ve forgotten the difference between a republic and a democracy. It has been said that a democracy is akin to 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for supper.

Clay Jackson
5 years ago

This administration has demonized law enforcement and has propped up criminals as being victims. I really take issue with the “Black Lives Matter” movement. All lives matter to include the uniformed police officers who have been murdered this year. Obama stated that he would be glad to have Travon Martin as his son. If he were my son, he wouldn’t be getting suspended from school for having weed in his back pack. This administration seems to have “declared war” on law enforcement and on firearms ownership however they are doing nothing to enforce existing laws in keeping Islamic terrorists out of our country.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Clay Jackson

Clay,
What do you think would happen if all of the white readers of this site got together and formed a White Lives Matter organization. Would we get the positive media support that BLM has? Or would we be crucified by the press and investigated for hate crimes by the present Attorney General?

Me
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

It’s not only Black Lives Matter, it’s Miss Black America, the Black Listening Station, Black Love, Black History Month, etc. If you substituted the “Black” with “White,” the media would be shouting racism.

This is how Obama is conquering the American people. He divides us until we fight among ourselves, so that half the job of destroying the country from within is already done. The rest of his grand plan is executed while nobody is paying attention.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Me

Obama is not doing this by himself. He has a lot of help from both sides of the political fence. I really believe that the main goal of our present politicians is that by 2050 the Obamas, the Bushes, the Pelosis, and the McCains will be eating steak, while our great grandkids are eating beans. Or they’ll be dining three times a day on the protein pill mandated by the 2045 Health and Environmental Safety Act.

James D'Elia
5 years ago
Reply to  Clay Jackson

And who’s doing anything about it the Republican standby while this goes on, criminals control our government, there’s only one deterrent to criminals, Swift and hard punishment. Who today would sacrifice their lives their fortunes and sacred honor to restore constitutional government?

Rick Adams
5 years ago

Thank you men and women in blue, green and tan. These are the articles that should be shown on the news, but instead we get the bad apples. Take a blank sheet of white typing paper. Now make a dot in the middle of the page. What do you see? The black dot that you see represents the bad cops out there. The white surrounding the black dot, represent all the good cops we have. The problem is, the news media only sees the black dot and not all the white surrounding it. Look for the white dots.

Gloria
5 years ago

I have never met or encountered in any way a police officer who was not very helpful to me and this includes as a very young girl in New Orleans when I got separated from my Mother for a short time. Always told to go to a policeman for help when needed. As an adult, and I have reached the very “young” age of 84 yrs., I have experienced the very same thing even as late as about a year ago when not only one, but two came to my aid plus a very good “good Samaritan”. I wrote a letter to the dept. commending these officers. I know that some whom they think are “bad” are misrepresented, especially by this present admn., who would divide us in order to conquer in the way he wants.

James D'Elia
5 years ago

Obama’s war on law and enforcement.
He has defended the behavior of every criminal
and undermined respect for authority.
Every life matters Professor Obama.

Vince
5 years ago
Reply to  James D'Elia

Spot on, James !! Guilty as charged from Day 1 in office. Wonder if 2016 will perpetuate his devastation of the United States of America??

E.T.Elmo
5 years ago

every chance I get to talk to a policeman I tell them how much I appreciate them and unlike the bad press that news media
gives you the vast majority of law abiding citizens of this country appreciate you

PaulE
5 years ago

The reason most of these stories, and many like them, never get reported is that they don’t fit into the progressive narrative being pushed by the socialists in government, media and the private sector. Soros funded groups like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street were created for the express purpose of creating community chaos and violence which in turn justifies the need for the federal government to step and “re-train and re-purpose” local law enforcement under direct supervision of the federal government. Ever wonder why Al Sharpton and other “community organizers” have had such frequent visits to the White House over the last seven years? It’s not to discuss the weather. The long-term goal is to federalize all local police departments, so their mission shifts from protect and serve the communities they work in to protect and serve the interests of their federal government overseers. In essence transform local police forces from “the thin blue line” that protects the public from criminals and enforces the law to an extension of the federal government’s surveillance and security apparatus along the lines of the old Stasi of East Germany. That is why so many people, who come from socialist or communist countries, are initially so fearful when they see a policeman. In socialistic or communistic societies, the police are not there to protect you. They are there to surveil you and enforce the government’s control of you. I know several people who come from either formerly or current socialist societies and they all tell me “Why are the American people allowing the obvious socialist you have in the White House to change your country into the kind of failed, repressive society we escaped from? Don’t the American people realize what is going on around them? Don’t the American people know what they are throwing away?” To them, what is going on is painfully obvious. They have lived through what we are apparently so willing to embrace and came to America to be free. Not to end up in the kind of country they thought they had finally escaped.

Ivan Berry
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Thanks, PaulE for again telling it like it is.

Donald J Borst
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Kudos to PaulE. You REALLY hit on the REAL TRUTH with your article. The American people are too busy with their good times, their sports, movie personalities etc. to worry about the freedoms they are losing and make no attempt to protect and fight for them. George Soros and the current White House squatters are TRUE detriments to the United States of America and the freedoms we have lost due to their influence and support. I pray that Donald Trump is the next White House tenant because he WILL CLEAN UP ALL THE DAMAGE THAT HAS BEEN DONE BY THESE LOSERS.

Also, I agree with all the other comments I’ve read here.

Charles L.
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

You are correct. It is all part of the fundamental transformation of America. The change the American people wanted was sort of like taking the car in for service, getting the oil changed and a new air filter, and mechanic Obama decided he should remove the entire engine. I don’t know what is more dangerous, these people in office and the changes they want to make, or the fact that most people don’t care or even see a reason to care, because after all, us folks that are looking at things critically, are just a bunch of crazies. If you write letters to the editor, as I have, and the paper puts them on their website with room for comments, don’t be shocked by what supporters of Obama and HRC say, as they come out of the woodwork slamming your opinion. They are out there, and they will vote for who ever “Ellen” or Steven Colbert tell them to vote for. Years ago on the TV Show “30 Rock” one of the characters said a very telling thought: “Celebrities like us are important. How else are regular folks going to know who to vote for?” A satire, but, maybe not!

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

Charles,
I had no problem with Barack Hussein Obama. He made no secret during his campaigns that he despised the United States as it was and intended to change it. The real problem is, and always has been, us. We blame the politicians for all the ills in the country and then vote them (or their clones) into office time and again. We blame the schools for our spoiled children, forgetting (quite conveniently) that it is up to us as parents (and grandparents) to set the example for them. If they are living a “feel good” lifestyle that is our fault, and not the schoolteachers’. If our politicians are getting away with all kinds of evil, it is our fault for being way too interested in American Idol and the NFL to really care what our political system is doing. We buy goods and services from businesses who no longer put quality into their products because they are too busy cramming social and environmental justice down our throats. I refused to use Amazon after reading about their refusal to drop a “how to” book on child molestation from their inventory as a matter of free speech. This is the same Amazon that will not sell confederate flags. How many Americans have done the same? Your grandchildrens’ future 8th grade teacher is reading that book right now, thanks to Amazon’s brave fight for the 1st Amendment. It is up to us to take back America and give it something to hold its head up about. That flag represents us, no matter what skin color, religion, sexual preference, genitalia, and, yes, political beliefs we hold. It is up to us to band together and lead lives that contribute to making this country great again. That can be something as simple as voting with intelligence and integrity.
I want to clarify my opening sentence. I had no problem with Barack the man. Hated his politics, but gave him credit for never hiding them. We are the fools for letting him steer this country for 8 years. When he lost 4 servicemen on American soil and refused to lower the flag to half staff for 6 days, I began my intense dislike of Barack the man.

Charles L.
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

Excellent narrative. And the operative words are “voting with intelligence and integrity.” The pop culture world that most people live in now has no idea what that means.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

I’ve said this before in this venue and its worth re-stating. Look at the heroes of the 19th century and compare them to the heroes of today. What do we have to compare with Jefferson, Clay, Webster, Crockett, Grant, R E Lee, Darrow, WJ Bryant, etc., etc.? We have been suckered by the modern bread and games and we are in big trouble.

PaulE
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

Absolutely true. We have largely replaced people of positive action, principled convictions, great intellect or grounded morals with “heroes” whose sole claim to fame is they can play a sport, sing a song well, reada script and make movies or simply lie repeatingly and convincingly to the American people.

Charles L.
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

Great thoughts about the heroes of earlier American history. Sadly today the Left would have us believe and teach our children that Jefferson is just a slave holder, Crockett and Grant are crude drunks and Robert E. Lee was a Confederate with the “offensive” flag. They all had flaws and made decisions with out the knowledge, hindsight and safety of modern times. Flaws we all have, including today’s candidates. But I will take the Conservative candidates who have traditional, religious and Constitutional sensibilities, AND all their flaws, over the likes of Obama, Hillary and Sanders. As I believe it was Marco Rubio who said: “Our side doesn’t have a Socialist and a person being investigated by the FBI.”

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

Charles,
There is not a politician today that could hold a candle to Henry Clay or Daniel Webster. I’m sure some socialist out there can find character flaws, but show me a citizen without them. Thank God our military still lives up to the examples set by Generals Grant and Lee. Very interesting history point. Both Grant and Lee were saddled with what history calls “political generals”. These were politicians who decided to fight in the Civil War and prove that they were much better politicians than generals. They have been the subjects of much humor and derision through the years. When you think about it, however, what politician today would go off and fight in a war that he or she helped declare. Its called “backbone” and there’s dam little of it in DC today.

PaulE
5 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

All very well said Ruel D. You are exactly correct where the root cause of the blame lies on virtually all the issues you touched on. The general apathy and indifference of American public, on so many fronts for so many years, has allowed those who despise our nation and everything it stands for to seize control of many areas of our government, mainstream media and public educational institutions. Then when these same apathetic and indifferent people finally begin to notice that the country is being changed for the worse all around them, many just throw up their hands and say “How did this happen and who is going to save us?” The reality is the only people who are going to save them, if they have the will and self determination to do so, are themselves. No politician, no matter who he is, is going to be able to wave a magic wand and undo all this damage by himself without the support of the vast majority of the American people firmly behind him. Even then, this is going to a long-term effort spanning years, if not decades. My concern is that far too many Americans, at least those that haven’t jumped on the progressive bandwagon to socialist hell, still think that their sole responsibility is to vote in November and then they can go back to either sticking their heads in the sand or whatever they’ve been doing. Keeping freedom is hard. It always has been throughout human history. Becoming a serf has always been the easy path. Just fall in-line and do what you’re told, when you’re told and you’ll get a few crumbs and maybe only one kick in the head instead of two.

This year and months leading up to November will be telling for America’s future. Lets see just how motivated the American people are to save their country. If the American people blow their last chance in November, the final die will be cast for where this nation is going. I hope there are still enough Americans out there that actually give a damn about this country to put down the iPhone or ipad and turn off the TV and actively do something to educate people, motivate people, help pick the right conservative nominee and then get out the vote.

Ruel D
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Paul,
I actually looked forward to Mr. Obama being elected the first time around. Mr. Bush had done some awfully strange things for a conservative, and the line-up the Republicans were throwing against Mr. Obama was pathetic. If any of them had been elected, the actions they would have performed under the guise of conservatism would have been catastrophic. I felt that the American public would have been sick of socialism after 4 years of Mr. Obama’s (and Ms. Pelosi’s, and Mr. Reid’s) attacks on our way of life. I was very surprised to see him re-elected, and still have my doubts about the validity of that election, but it does appear that the American people are finally, after 7 years, sick enough of the way we are headed to at least be vocal about their feelings. I believe that in November we will vote for someone we believe is a conservative, but then we must, as you say, get our heads out of the sand and watchdog these politicians to ensure that they begin working for us again. I have a theory about men. There are three types. The first is the Average Joe. Give him enough money to support his family and have a good weekend and he’s happy. The second is the Money Grubber. He’ll sell his soul for a dollar and yours for a lot less, but if you give him some money, he’ll leave you alone. The third is the Politician. He wants all the money out there, and wants the power to control each and every thing we do. He will never go away. He is the most dangerous creature on earth, and we must watch him like hawks and protect ourselves and future generations from them all. Our founding fathers realized this and put mechanisms into our government to help protect us from the Politician. We have thrown them all away and only have ourselves to blame.
Having dragged ourselves away from the true heroes of this article, I would like to say to all, make a New Year’s resolution to be nice to law enforcement wherever you encounter them. They put up with folks who are usually having the worst day of their lives and are none too happy about it. They put their lives on the line to do a very demanding, difficult job for us and deserve our support, even when they write us a ticket. Remember when you are getting one that your tax dollars are paying them to maintain order on the highways and you and I have neither the training nor the experience to do that. Be kind and be civil to them whenever you can. They will appreciate it more than you will ever know.

Maria
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

I agree with you, PauleE, wholeheartedly! I don’t know if most Americans have been “brain-washed” by this current admininstration to the point they have become so complacent to whatever is going on today with this country. It’s time they wake up and smell the “stink” in Washington, and start paying attention to the candidates running for office as time is flying and November will be here in no time, and we need to vote for the right people to lead us and get this country back on track. Americans will have to take stock of themselves and see which “side” they’re on….the active and articulate who wants to take back America, or the “sleeper”( or the “serf” as you described”) who will wake up long enough to go to the polls to cast his vote and go home and sleep it off waiting to see what happens. This is going to be a very interesting year for us, as well as a stressful one leading to Election Day. Like you said, if the wrong person gets in the WH, we will be doomed. I have been “voicing” my comments in my emails to friends and telling them why we need to pay special attention to WHO we vote for in Nov. and also pay attention to the debates. I try to stress to them just what this administration is doing and what could happen if we don’t vote intelligently and with conviction for the person who is to become our next president. We either make it happen or we don’t……that’s our big responsibility right now. I already know who I will vote for as I don’t want a perpetuation of this current administration’s policies. We need to make a clean sweep in Washington and get rid of all those czars too.
Thank you for your comments, they always make so much sense in this “senseless” society of ours. Keep it up.

Joyce Childs
5 years ago

We need to hear more of these stories. Highway patrolman and our law enforcement put their put their lives on the line everyday to Keep the roads safe and us safe in this world.

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