Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Senseless Act

On the Elvis Duran and the Morning show this morning, they took time out from their crazy/funny/ridiculous topics to touch upon a sad topic that is happening across the country. Already in 2011 there have been 10 officers killed by gunfire in the line of duty. "In the past several days, police and U.S. marshals have been shot in the line of duty in St. Petersburg and Miami, Fla.; Detroit; Indianapolis; and Lincoln City, Ore.; in addition to Sunday's shooting in Port Orchard, Kitsap County. With the recent spate of shootings targeting law enforcement — eight on Sunday alone — "it's been a tough new year after a tough 2010,"said Steve Groeninger, a spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The nonprofit organization, in Washington, D.C., tracks fatalities." - (The Seattle Times) To read more go to http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014028407_copshootings25.html

It is a shame that these officers are losing their lives while serving warrants or doing "routine" traffic stops. It is a shame. As Elvis Duran said this morning, the next time you are pulled over for speeding, no headlights, going through a stop sign, etc., just remember that every time the officer gets out of their car, they are unsure what will happen, that moment could be their last. Take the time to thank them for what they do. They might be surprised but it would be a small gesture on your part.

If you would like more information or to make a donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund you can go to their Facebook page under the same name or to their website http://www.nleomf.org/


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