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    Giving back something during Police Week

    The following is letter to a local newspaper. You might recognize the quote from Countybear. Police Week is an opportunity for civilians to give back something to those who have given so much. Let's show our support during Police Week. We can start by talking to friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc, about LE. Let them know you appreciate your local department and you support their efforts. Hearing something positive about LE from supporters opens up a chance to start changing public opinion.

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    This week is National Police Memorial Week(May 10-16, 2009). We have an opportunity this week to not only remember those who have been killed in the line of duty but also consider those who serve every day, who place themselves in danger every time they put on their uniform. It is a chance for us to recognize the selflessness of these brave individuals.

    In recent months, many Officers have fallen in the line of duty. They were responding to calls for help and answered those calls without hesitation, determined to assist those who needed them. These men and women ask so little of us but in return give so much. They dedicate themselves to this job and are determined to give their very best.

    “It is the responsibility of each of us to hear their cries, witness their tears, share their grief, but perhaps more importantly, we must realize that these losses suffered are worthy of our closest scrutinies and undivided attentions….The sacrifices of our honored dead should sound alarms throughout our society, and we as a people should take the offense of the killing of our protectors with the same indignation felt by the closest relation to these officers. They have displayed for us the greatest of all loves, and deserve that we display to them the highest of all honors; our resolve.” (Used with permission.)


    Let us be resolved to support the rights of these brave, selfless individuals to defend themselves and those whose calls for help they answer. During National Police Memorial Week, we honor the fallen and respect those serving.
    http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon

    Police Officers put themselves at risk for strangers every day. Some do not make it home to their families. Next time you think of saying something negative about the police, remember...YOU are one of the strangers.

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    A story about Police Week.....

    I went to a bakery today stopping in to pick up some cookies or whatever they had on hand for our local PDs. I decided on a plain cake instead along with some cupcakes. I struck up a conversation with the owner of the bakery. She bakes a cake each month for her local fire department and takes it in for their meeting.

    She had asked me who the cake was for and when I told her she said she wanted to do something like that too. So she went to the back of the shop and came out with some gourmet cookies and cupcakes. She decorated the cake(I had said a plain cake with thank you on it) and wrote on it "Thank you for ALL you do." When I went to pay for all of this she only charged me $15 and told me that we could do this together for the PDs. She wanted to do something for them since they do so much for us and as her way of honoring them during Police Week. I was so floored by her kindness that I gave her a hug and thanked her.

    I hope Officers have a chance to experience something like this but if you don't, know that there are supporters out there who may not know how to show their support but that they do appreciate your efforts.
    http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon

    Police Officers put themselves at risk for strangers every day. Some do not make it home to their families. Next time you think of saying something negative about the police, remember...YOU are one of the strangers.

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    Thank you for the editorial and the story, it touched me and it means a lot to hear that. This can be such a thankless job, and we don't do it for the thanks, but it is nice to hear it once in awhile.


    Thank-you again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
    Thank you for the editorial and the story, it touched me and it means a lot to hear that. This can be such a thankless job, and we don't do it for the thanks, but it is nice to hear it once in awhile.


    Thank-you again.
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    That's very nice, cwtlady!

 

 

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