Letter: A salute to those who protect us

The other day as a female police officer was backing her cruise out of a parking space at the grocery store, she caught my presence.

Editor:

The other day as a female police officer was backing her cruise out of a parking space at the grocery store, she caught my presence in her rear view mirror whereupon I saluted her and her gratitude showed in her smile.

I have made a habit of doing this ever since the three young constables were gunned down on June 14, 2014 in Moncton New Brunswick.

After this sad and shocking event I gave much thought to the dangers that our police everywhere face daily.

One need not look far to see that our world has an abundance of those with little regard for human life or civil society.

Our police are the front line against anarchy putting their lives on the line when they suit up to serve and protect us and for this I salute them.

It is not a job I would want and am sure it can be quite thankless at times.

I would urge all those who enjoy the benefits of living in our Canadian society to salute our men and women who protect us.

You will be surprised how your actions will be appreciated and how good you will feel.

Ken Walton

Williams Lake