We know that you already sincerely appreciate the service and sacrifice of our men and women in blue. You wouldn’t have taken the time to read this article if you didn’t. But given the increasingly volatile and dangerous climate America’s police officers face every, we encourage you to go out of your way to thank a police officer this Independence Day.
We all know the dangers these public servants face every day from criminals, gangs and violent anti-police movements but the very real threat of terrorism adds an entirely new and dangerous element for America’s police officers. Although we are entirely confident that our law enforcement agencies are well ahead of the terrorists, the unfortunate reality is that the threat of an attack is always present and you can bet that possibility is on the forefront of every officer patrolling local Independence Day parades, festivals and festivals across the United States.
We encourage you to go ahead and tank an officer while you enjoy the holiday weekend. Articulating your gratitude and support personally goes a long way in boosting the spirit of these seemingly tireless officers who, at the end of the day, are regular folks like the rest of us who appreciate gratitude, support and encouragement. And if any people in our communities deserved a sincere “thank you” and handshake, it’s the men and women of America’s police force.
Happy Independence Day and please remember to thank a police officer.