In my capacity as a volunteer fire and police chaplain, I have had conversation after conversation, in confidence with law enforcement officers, that the compensation and benefits are not commensurate with the ever-increasing difficulty of the job and the current 'war on police' (not my words,) environment in which police officers work.
Moreover, when the going gets tough, local elected officials will throw the police under a bus. “Hands Up, Don't” Shoot” was a lie.
Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:
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