Name Withheld clueless on cops
I read with interest Mr. Name Withheld’s comments regarding his perceived “softness” of the Peachtree City Police Department. Early on in Mr. Withheld’s diatribe it became painfully evident that he has no clue when it comes to police work.
This past year I was fortunate to have participated in the Peachtree City Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. I learned (and witnessed) first-hand the challenges and issues facing our policemen (and women) as they perform their duties each and every minute of every day.
There are special challenges in every police jurisdiction and Peachtree City has many of their own. One of those challenges is for police officers to exercise restraint in situations that may prove dangerous to innocent bystanders whether in the middle of the day or late in the evening.
Mr. Withheld seems to be privy to an awful lot of information concerning the instances cited in his letter. He appears to have the inside scoop as to why a police chase was curtailed in the middle of the night. After all, everybody knows that only criminals and policemen are out in the middle of the night.
Name wonders why a suspect on foot was not apprehended when escaping through the woods. Well, Name, give me a 30-second head start and I’d drop you, in or out of the woods, like a rock and I’m 68 years old.
And I am sure, Mr. Withheld, that the police officers publicly admitted to you that they refused to pursue a drunken suspect on foot who had stolen a car because they feared for their lives.
Name, you’ve been watching too much TV. An officer’s responsibility is to protect lives and property and not to put them in jeopardy. Each of the situations cited in your letter is riddled with hearsay and does not reflect one shred of common sense or proof.
Apparently you have been a recent victim of local “police harassment.” You broke the law and had to pay the price (for a tinted window). Well, thank you, Mr. Policeman for enforcing the law, as trivial as Mr. Withheld feels it is.
I won’t waste any more time on your ridiculous allegations, Mr. Withheld, except to say: get a life, obey the law, and respect the people who put their lives on the line every day so that the lifestyle you enjoy in Peachtree City is preserved and protected.
Oh, by the way, Name Withheld, my name is
Peachtree City, Ga.