CONSIDER THIS: Bad Apples - - Jackson, MS


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I have a lot of respect for the men and women who serve in public safety like law enforcement and fire & rescue. They put their lives on the line for the rest of us and often are running towards danger when everyone else is running away.

It's so disappointing when someone in that trusted position brings negative attention to the people who honorably serve.

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When you see the video of two Jackson police officers allegedly stealing trailers it is very troubling. Unfortunately, it happened at a time when police are facing other public relations challenges and damages the reputation of all who are sworn to serve and protect.

Chief Vance dealt with this situation quickly and appears to have a zero tolerance attitude, which he should. Hopefully this is an isolated incident and not epidemic across the department.

I'll keep believing that the majority of the officers are doing the right thing and honoring their code of conduct. But for every bad apple, it further erodes the public trust, and the last thing law enforcement needs right now is more bad apples.

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