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WLOX Editorial: We thank law enforcement officers for helping keep our community safe

We are glad to see support of our Law Enforcement in South Mississippi with the forming of a "blue line" through Jones Park in Gulfport on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The "blue line" represents the line between the good guys and the bad guys - the line formed by law enforcement officers. It is a  line that must exist because there is crime and evil in the world and our communities. The officers patrol our streets and neighborhoods and respond to protect us.  

Sometimes our encounters with law enforcement are not that great. For example: You get a traffic ticket. But in recent months, the scrutiny of law enforcement because of a few incidents has made it tough on all officers. 

We do hold our officers to a great standard, but when we need them, there is a great need, and we thank them for being there and putting their lives on the line.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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