Officers in thankless
This is a difficult letter to write because I don't
want to diminish the death of Kristie Priano.
At the same time, her death can't be diminished
because it gets played over and over and over before us,
almost daily, in the newspaper and quite frankly, I
resent the continued implication of recklessness toward
our peace officers.
Limits on police pursuits are ludicrous. The proposed
law would "only allow pursuits of fleeing suspects
who pose an immediate danger to the public?"
Oh, I get it. Our peace officers don't have enough on
their plate already. Now they have to be mind-readers
also. God forbid their mind-reading capabilities
malfunction, because then our police department can be
Bottom line ... our peace officers will be damned if
they do and damned if they don't.
What a thankless position to put them in.
- Jo Boelens