Tomorrow is "Say Thank You To A Police Officer" Day
Tomorrow has been designated as "Say Thank You To A Police Officer Day", so I hope you will join me in doing just that - seek out a police officer and say "Thank You" to them for all they do.
SERVING DESPITE SCORN
Over the years I've gotten to know many of the brave and beleaguered members of the Costa Mesa Police Department and admire their ability to continue to provide such a high level of service to our community. I especially admire them because they do this while being vilified by some elected leaders in this community as greedy slackers who are trying to ruin our city with their exorbitant salaries and pensions.
WITH GRATITUDE TO THE CMPD
Personally, I want to thank Chief Tom Gazsi and all the men and women of the Costa Mesa Police Department for their tireless dedication to our community. They work overtime to provide coverage to the city knowing full well that some elected leaders will paint them as greedy for doing so. And yet, they stay out there, placing their lives on the line for us all. They continue to serve despite having the resouces - both human and equipment-wise - necessary to the do the job well, eliminated.
I readily acknowledge a pro-police bias. My best friend since we were five years old was a career member of the Los Angeles Police Department. Through him I've know many police officers and their families. I understand better than many just what it's like for those families to watch their loved one head out to work and never know when, or if, he or she will return. I understand that apprehension. I also understand the pride that most police officers have in their chosen profession and the shared goal of keeping their communities safe. I understand that...
So, join me in finding a way to say thank you to a police officer tomorrow.