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Respect goes with policing
The letter in the Mirror on Nov. 6 (Do city police have attitude? ) convinced me to write to you, as well.
I had an experience I could not believe. I was pulled over for not making a complete stop at a stop sign. The police officer was rude and condescending. I was in shock that a professional would talk to anyone in that manner. He did not give me a ticket, but I would have preferred a ticket to the disrespectful manner in which I was treated.
I realize that everyone has bad days. However, as I talked to other people about the incident, I became aware that I was not alone. The letter in the paper helped confirm my feelings. We need to remember that everyone deserves to be treated with respect.
Recently, on my way to work I read a terrific saying on the Lakota Junior High readerboard: Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? It is cause for reflection.