Police Face Many Unforeseen Dangers

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I have never wrote to a paper before but I could not stand by and let the lady's comments go by about the police action on the Beeline at Charleston [Motor Inn] without saying something.

Let me tell you how hard it is to be a police officer. If they catch the subject and the subject fights back, the police are accused of taking them with too much force.

If they do not catch the person, they are accused of not doing their job right.

In other words, they can not please all the people all the time.

I realize there are bad police officers just as there are bad people in every job. There are a lot more good police officers who put their life on the line every day for us, the public.

I can tell you, being the mother of three police officers -- two gentlemen and a lady officer -- it's a worry. You have to put them in God's hands and leave it up to Him.

We lost one of our sons who was a police officer while chasing a rebel motorcycle person who would not stop because he was wanted by the police in Phoenix. A car hit his police car, killing Kenneth.

It is not easy to see two little boys crying because they want their daddy, or a mother who has to raise those boys without a father, or brothers and sisters completely torn up because of his death, or a mother and father who hurt every day because of a loss of their beautiful son.

I praise those police officers, highway patrol, sheriff's officers for taking that man without any party getting hurt. They did not know what the man had in his motel room.

We should thank them for doing a good job. Thank you guys and gals -- you're all right. Most of us love you.

Teresa Campbell
Payson

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