Standing with Police
I am proud to have the endorsement of the Utah Fraternal Order of Police. While I am a tax-cutting conservative, one area I refuse to cut is public safety!
Our first responders are essential, and not just during pandemics, but year-round and 24/7. Police do not take Sundays off. Cops do have a Christmas break. Anytime you dial 911, someone answers and comes to your rescue. Thank heavens!
I was saddened to see our officers spit upon and assaulted during recent riots. I respect those who are peacefully protesting, but to anyone who went too far and chose to harass our officers, you need to know that I will stand with police and so does the vast majority of Americans from all walks and races.
On rare occasions, an individual officer may behave in a way that is not worthy of the badge. Some few officers go into police work to be a bully and to flex their muscles. Those cops must go and be removed immediately. But that does not represent the vast majority. Most are good folks who are earning a honest living and want to go home each night to loved ones.
Now more than ever, we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with these brave souls who put their lives on the line to maintain a civil society. I appreciate you and will stand with you!