Your Support To Your Police Department Is Priceless

Friday, August 14, 2020
For the past few months, we've all been saturated by the media with the nonsense playing out all over our country.  There have been peaceful protests and assemblies, yes, but there have also been riots, looting, fires, violence and anarchy.  Violent crime is up across the country while we watch people screaming to defund, divest from or completely eliminate police departments.  It seems to make up 90 percent of the news, no matter the outlet you prefer.  

As a cop, these current events hit particularly close to home.  Fortunately, I've felt overwhelming support from my community.  During this time where one may think the country is burning to the ground, I've felt the opposite - and I need to say thank you.  Thank you to all of the incredible people out there who have been supporting us during a time where supporting police can be less than popular. 
 
Several times each day I am approached by people thanking me and reminding me to stay safe.  I've been surprised more than once when my meal has been "taken care of" by someone.  I can't tell you how many times I've arrived at the office to see snacks, notepads, pens and drinks that had been donated by people and organizations who simply want to thank their police officers.  We read hand written thank you notes by the hundreds.  And the cookies - so many cookies. 
 
It's an incredible show of support and I'm not sure how we can properly thank you all - except with our promise to keep fighting the good fight, to do right and to make you proud of your cops.  Not once have I felt that this is a thankless job.  Quite the opposite.  Thank you, from all of us.  Your support is priceless.  

Sgt.
Andrew Peker #753, CPD

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