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Thank those who shield

I thoroughly agree with Kenneth Jones from Bonners Ferry (Letters, Jan. 23) on the subject of letting the police do their jobs. It’s one of the more dangerous jobs outside of being in a war zone overseas.

We ask these men and women to do things we are afraid to do, “protect us!” They have so many restrictions and people doing oversight on every thing they do that it has to be close to impossible to do their jobs while putting their lives in danger every day.

These are good people doing a dangerous job. When you see one of them, just say “thank you,” and shake their hand for a job well done.

Jake Olmstead

Spokane


 

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