Recently, another law officer in Georgia, while doing his duty, was shot down. He had a wife, children, a mother, a father and many others who loved him, and their lives are impacted forever. And then on July 4, several police officers were asked to leave a well-known coffee business in Tempe, Ariz., when a customer complained he felt unsafe because of police presence.

Why are people trying to avoid, put down and hurt our law enforcement officers? They have a job to do. Would you want to be a police officer, a sheriff’s deputy or state trooper?  These men and women report for work and many times they never return. They do so faithfully and with integrity.

In 1981, we had three young children and my husband had to travel for work. My youngest has juvenile diabetes. One night during flu season, while my husband was away, she became quite ill and was taken by ambulance to the old Moore County Hospital. Upon her return home, our local police officer, Rick Rhyne, stopped by the house every day until my husband returned home. That was definitely not his duty; however, he did so, and he would also check on many of the older village residents who lived alone. Many police officers out there do the same every day.

Just where would you, your loved ones, our communities and our country be without law and order? I want to express my thanks to all law enforcement people. You are respected, needed, admired and loved.

Carlotta Young, Jackson Springs

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