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Letter: Officers deserve unwavering support

Jim Sorensen

President Barack Obama held a three-hour meeting to discuss the recent police shootings and all he could say when it was over was “we’re not even close to being there yet, where we want to be.” Where does he want to be?

Officers are being assassinated and all he can say is “we need stricter gun laws.” He also said the “bad news” was that making progress is hard. The real truth is not supporting law enforcement officers 100 percent is making it hard.

Yes, we have a few bad cops, but let the judicial system weed them out. Members of the media, Black Lives Matter and politicians, have probably never been on a ride-a-long, walked a beat in a high crime area of Chicago or any other town. They have no idea what a law enforcement officer does during their shift, yet they blame us for every little thing we do wrong.

When someone has a problem who do they call? Not Black Lives Matter, the new Black Panthers, NAACP or a politician. No, they call 911 and we respond. We don’t ask what race, sex or religion the caller is. We just respond to the call and we don’t know if it’s the last call we’ll ever answer, we just go. Our job is to protect and serve and we do. We do it to the best of our ability, with what we have. To those who serve, all lives matter.

Jim Sorensen

Marion

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