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CPD Blue tells why he still serves

 A Coeur d’Alene police officer is penning a letter to thank the county he serves. Officer Mario Rios is writing the letter for all the support he has received from around Kootenai County in the wake of shootings where multiple police officers have died across the United States. His letter reads: 

"This morning, I saw the report online with Spokane’s chaplain in regards to supporting law enforcement and remembering their families at this time. It made me think of my job and the way I feel about going to work every day. In my career, I have seen one friend seriously injured and one friend murdered. I have also been personally involved in two critical incidents. This has made me wonder many times why I have done this job for the last 15 years. Why do I continue to go to work? Why do I still do what I do? This morning, I had three experiences that reminded me why. More from KREM 2 here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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