Peace Officers Memorial: “Their sacrifice will never ever be forgotten”

Peace Officers Memorial

I just finished watching the Peace Officers Memorial Service. And I have to say, it was incredibly moving.

When I started watching the Fox News live-stream, the survivors’ procession was just beginning.

This procession included those police officers injured in the line of duty in 2016 along with the families of the fallen.

It was endless, you guys. Endless and incredibly heartbreaking.

These are the people whose lives were forever altered because of this brutal war on cops that began in earnest back in 2014.

Two years ago – at the height of his attacks on local law enforcement – Barack Obama spoke at the Peace Officers Memorial Service and said this:

We can work harder, as a nation, to heal the rifts that still exist in some places between law enforcement and the people you risk your lives to protect. We owe it to all of you who wear the badge with honor. And we owe it to your fellow officers who gave their last full measure of devotion.

And in my aptly titled post Um What?!, I wrote:

“We can work harder, as a nation, to heal the rifts that still exist?”
Mr. President, you have spent six and a half years working hard to create those rifts.
We have those widening rifts thanks to you.
And you have the gall to lecture us about the need to work hard to heal them?!
My God. I don’t even know where to begin!
Rush Limbaugh is spot-on once again. This is the “Limbaugh Theorem” on full display.
Obama causes a problem, then he rails against the problem he causes as if he had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
Has he no shame?!
Has he no sense of decency?!
Is he even made of human parts?!
How does this creature masquerading as a human being live with himself?!

And as I listened to President Trump’s speech today, I found myself thinking, “Thank God we finally have a President who puts law enforcement ahead of politics and racial divisiveness.”

Sure, that is great.

But shouldn’t every President?

It is profoundly sad that for eight years we had a President so determined to sow division and animus that he created the very war on cops that led to that long procession of survivors today.

More from Um What?!:

It reminds me of Season 5 of the TV show “24.” President Charles Logan, along with a cadre of men both inside and outside of the Government arranged for the assassination of former President David Palmer. Toward the end of the season, President Logan decides he wants to say a few words at President Palmer’s casket before his body is flown to DC for burial.
The arrogance of the man to go so far as to eulogize someone he arranged to kill seems so disgusting and fictional.
Surely that couldn’t happen in real life.
But then, there’s Barack Obama, a man who has done nothing but vilify the police — practically accusing them of being closet Klansmen — rushing to the Police Memorial to make a speech about the “special kind of courage” needed to be in law enforcement.
Well, I suppose it does take a special kind of courage to continue to do your job despite the fact that the President of the United States and his gaggle of racial demagogues have been fanning the flames of anger and violence against you.

To be free of this twisted kind of self-righteous preening is a good thing.

But the fact that we had it for eight years is a travesty.

Fox News tweeted out some significant quotes from President Trump’s speech. Here are a few of them:

Tonight, President Trump will be lighting up the White House in blue lights in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day – something Barack Obama never did.

Thank God we no longer have a president who always added the word “but” after the sentence “We are a nation of laws.”

Now we have a president who does not embrace those who wish to undermine our laws.

Instead, we have a president who shows honor and respect to those who protect and serve. Who backs up his words with actions. And who holds those who make the ultimate sacrifice in the highest esteem.

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One thought on “Peace Officers Memorial: “Their sacrifice will never ever be forgotten”

  • May 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    GREAT article!!!!! Thank you!!!

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