John Dietrich: Click Here For Your Opportunity To Thank A Cop

The pot was already boiling on Friday, December 19th, 2014 when 2 straight months of demonstrations against police were gripping the national spotlight.

One video showed a protester sucker punching a police officer in the face as the officer was protecting the protesters’ right to peacefully march (incredible irony, no?).

Another photo went viral of a lady screaming into the face of a police officer as the officer showed restraint remained calm. The list goes on.

And then Saturday morning, December 20th, I received a Facebook update about two NYC police officers were executed while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn, NY.

The NYC Police Commissioner said there is a possibility that slain officer never even saw the gunman. The thug who killed them made it clear that this execution was a direct result of the recent protests against police officers: “I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours……Let’s Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner #RIPMikeBrown.”

Could you imagine?

I had enough.

Police are good.

They keep our communities in order.

It’s a dangerous job, and put simply: we need them. Police need to know we love and need them. And our children need to grow up understanding the good these law enforcement officials bring to our local cities. So using social media as my main tool, I have started a 50 state campaign seeking out the countless good stories that come about through our fine police officers.

On my site I am inviting people from every corner of our country (and beyond) to share the great stories and encounters with the local police. We had 600 followers from all over the country in the first 12 hours, and 700 within 24 hours, of launching the page, and I see this following potentially rising to tens of thousands in the very near future.

We already have stories posted on there from NYC, Milwaukee, Richmond, Westminster, Irmo South Carolina (yes, Irmo), and many more.

So if you can – thank a Police Officer for the job they do. Or, share a story about them on our site. These men and women are what ensure that our communities, our nation…..is one of the safest in the world.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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