Thank you, police!
THE EDITOR, Sir:
From time to time, we hear people cursing off the police for the corrupt actions that a few of them may do, and rightly so, I suppose. However, it is not very often that I hear people thanking them when they (collectively) do their jobs right. I haven't really heard much thanks going their way during these testing times of Hurricane Matthew.
Of course, members of the police force aren't the only first respondents or critical workers that we have to rely on. We have our doctors, nurses, firemen (and women) and others who leave their homes to ensure that the rest of us are safe.
However, our police, the majority of whom, I know, are good, are among those who deserve special thanks.
When the mayhem was going on in the western sections of Kingston and then in Montego Bay and the western sections of Jamaica, our policemen and women were the ones who were putting their lives at risk to save ours and restore order.
Now, with Hurricane Matthew causing hell for many, these same offices have put their lives at risk again, not only from the hurricane, but also from those who want to loot. Many of us find it too easy to forget that, like us, they, too, have families, families that they have to leave behind so that ours can be safe. However, added to these hazards, they have to, many times, face the bullets of those who would want to cause additional havoc.
So, in addition to our other essential workers, if no one has come out and thanked our brave policemen and women, I just want them to know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed. Thank you, Officers!
MICHAEL A. DINGWALL