February 17, 2006
Time to Make the Doughnuts
There are twelve more hungry officers on the Chattanooga Police Department's roster as of last night.
Congratulations are due all of the men and women who made it through what I understand was a tough academy, but a heartfelt hurrah goes to one in particular. He's my little sister's husband and so there's a risk of bias here, but I really believe he'll be an exemplary officer.
We owe our public safety officers—not only police, but firefighters and EMS personnel (and, if you think about it in a future sense, teachers)—a lot. Protecting an urban gathering even of this rather modest size is a huge job and, even though I am first among critics when cops misbehave and/or abuse their authority, I recognize the demands that are made on our fellow citizens in these lines of work.
Community | By joe lance | 12:16 PM