An Open Letter to My Christian Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement
by Jimmy Wallace
It has been a sad time for law enforcement. Recent events have turned the public’s attention toward our profession, and the public is not happy with what it sees. The actions of a few have put all of us under insurmountable scrutiny.
I’m always upset when I see or hear stories of police officers failing or doing wrong. Many people in my personal life have responded to these failings with feelings of intense anger, but I just feel extreme sadness. I am saddened when we don’t live up to our calling and potential, I am disappointed when we fail to do our duty.
I think it’s easier for people outside our profession to feel a deep level of anger toward police when we do something wrong. To the outside viewer, it is easy to see police officers as symbols, to see them less as people or more as the ideals we are supposed to represent.
But as a police officer, I am keenly aware of…