Letter-writer wrong about law enforcement

Submitted by Bob Rodriguez
Posted 10/29/20

Dear Editor:

Don’t know who Tim Waters is (letter to editor, Oct. 27), but I suspect that his inane commentary about law enforcement officers is based on goofy information.

As an actual …

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Letter-writer wrong about law enforcement

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Dear Editor:

Don’t know who Tim Waters is (letter to editor, Oct. 27), but I suspect that his inane commentary about law enforcement officers is based on goofy information.

As an actual newspaper reporter/editor/publisher with more than 50 years experience, my dealings with cops of all sorts sharply differ from the wild accusations from Waters. And hey, isn’t it ironical that his tirade ran in the same issue with that lovely story, about Powell PD officers putting on an outstanding birthday party for a little girl, that totally belies his entire premise.

In my dealings with cops, yes, there were a few (darn few) who were occasionally badge-heavy. Actually some reservists and “security officers” might err, but not for long because they got weeded out by the dedicated, full-time cops who serve with honor. Never did I encounter any career officers who worked only for pay or who enjoyed harming anyone just for the fun of it, as outlined by the misguided Waters.

I have ridden on routine patrols and emergency responses for a wide range of incidents. Never did I find any of the men and women working in uniform who fit the false descriptions from Waters.

Whether city cops, state troopers, sheriff’s deputies, border patrolmen or deputy marshals, those serving law enforcement officers I’ve encountered provided distinctive service. Waters is under water on this one.

Bob Rodriguez

Clark

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