Our opinion: Special sight of police support

It was a heart-warming sight last week at the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Hickory Street in the city. Hundreds of residents showed up for support and with signs to say “thank you” to all those who serve as law enforcement in our county.

Though this area has a great respect for those in blue, it has been a trying time nationally for police officers. It began with the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and continued on a more local level with an officer shoving a man in his 70s in Buffalo.

These videos and snapshots, in this day and age, go viral very quickly. The impact can take a toll on morale for even the best of officers.

That is why the event on July 23 meant so much. “With everything that’s happening in our country right now and with all the riots and the destruction, the main thing is to show our support for law enforcement when they need it the most,” Warren County Teenage Republicans President Scott Stewart said. “Right now, they’re under attack.”

Locally, these officers not only are tasked with keeping the peace. They are, on many late nights, the eyes and ears of the community.

America is facing some uneasy times due to COVID-19 and some quick tempers. Despite all that, it is reassuring to know those who serve our communities in law enforcement continue to keep us safe and make us proud.


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