Recent events across the country have many people questioning support of law enforcement officers. We agree that police officers must have a very high standard of accountability. After all, they can legally take away a person's freedom. And they are trained as a last measure to protect lives, to use deadly force.
They carry a huge responsibility. Wouldn't it be great if everyone was law abiding and we seldom, if ever, needed police. But we all know that is not the case. There is crime and plain evil in our world. If police officers were not here to hold the line and keep crime and evil minded individuals in check, where would we be?
There is no doubt that we need the police. We urge you to support your police force and to thank officers for holding the line against crime.
That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WLOX-TV General Manager