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A salute to traffic police

 

Posted: 12/12/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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I am still wiping the tears away after reading Winnipeg Police Insp. Scot Halley's Dec. 7 column, A knock at the door changes everything. Everyone who drives a car should read it, then they would know what traffic enforcement is all about.

It is about responsible driving, not grabbing cash. My thanks and prayers go out to all traffic officers for the difficult job they do.

MAVIS GERWING

Gimli

 

More accounts like this one should be written to remind the public that the job of police is not all traffic enforcement.

Insp. Scot Halley has written a heart-wrenching description of waking a family in the night to report the death of their loved one. The sad thing is, the police officer is riddled with guilt, because the police were not there to stop the driver who killed the family's loved one.

It's shocking to read that in one year, 172 deaths have had to be reported.

Well done, Inspector. Thank you.

AGNES BARDAL COMACK

Winnipeg

 

 

Scot Halley's column is so true. Police are not just giving out traffic tickets or harassing drunks, as the public seems to think. I remember clearly two officers telling my parents and family of the accidental death of my brother.

They dealt with the shock and disbelief of my family with the greatest kindness, even offering to take my father to get my brother-in-law before they left. I will always be grateful to the police for this very thankless job.

MONICA SMITH

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 12, 2013 A16

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