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National 'Thank an Officer' Day Honors Local Heroes

An online campaign urges residents across the nation to thank their local officers.

Have you ever taken the time to thank your local public safety officers?

An online campaign is spreading the word that Saturday, Sept. 15 is the time to do so.

The Whole Truth Project, an organization whose mission is to show support law enforcement officers, is kicking off its first Tell a Police Officer “Thank You” Day Saturday. Businesses are also encouraged to show their appreciation to local officers by donating a small item, such as a free cup of coffee or breakfast to local police officers.

According to the Whole Truth Project, “The men and women who comprise police departments across the country put their lives on the line daily to protect and serve their communities—yet too often police officers get a bad rap.”

“We want people to show their appreciation for the job that the brave men and women of law enforcement do every day,” said attorney and project founder Andrew Hale of the Chicago-based Andrew M. Hale & Associates in a statement. “Having represented police officers for several years, I know the difficult job these men and women undertake every day and I think we often take our police officers for granted. We must show support and appreciation for those that serve and protect us."

For more information, check out the Whole Truth Project’s Facebook page.

Tell us what you think about your local police officers in the comments below.

Steve Buckner September 17, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Sgt Don Newton of Monrovia Pd is the best of the best. Class act and I love the X-mas candy he brings to my home. ALL police officers can learn a lot from him.
Revvell September 17, 2012 at 06:20 PM
"You know you're in trouble when it requires a national campaign to get people to thank you for the great job you're doing." Really? And what kind of trouble is that? People "forget" to say "thank you" all the time. They pretty much need to be reminded all the time. This time is no different.
Leigh Justice September 18, 2012 at 02:50 AM
May I repeat, "The ones that care...THANK YOU" Sheesh! I didn't say they all are smug, antagonistic, condescending, ruthless bullies, did I!? Now that you mention it, C Colins & Steve, Monrovia PD is one that's provided consistent service as it should be and I'd be happy to thank them once again for their excellent response. As for the 50% figure, Revvell, I base that on personal experience and what I have witnessed for a few decades. I don't presume the media ever tells the full story. But I do agree people need to be reminded to say "thank you" all the time. Common courtesy is about as UNcommon as common sense. Ivan G, one of the tourists had to be bailed out of jail and was given an appearance date in CA even though she lived back East and was going home the next day. I assume same thing happened to her friend, perhaps that's my error. Bill C, who are you referring to?
Bill C. September 18, 2012 at 07:20 AM
I was referring to you Leigh Justice. I'm not surprised you had to ask with all the other stupidity in your post. You wrote this.."I'd like to thank the 50% who actually do their jobs and protect & serve". You base that on your personal experience over the years with cops. How many confrontations have you had with them ? Even cop hate sites recognize there are maybe 1.5% to 2% of cops who probably shouldn't be cops. Your statement that only 50% do there jobs and protect and serve is as ignorant as statements come, and based on my experience and studies by others, is a total lie. Now I can see from your post your one of those types that thinks cops have to bend over and kiss your ring finger to do their jobs correctly, but that's not how it works, and certainly it doesn't work that way in Monrovia. Cops, by and large, do their jobs and do it very well. Considering there's over 750,000 of them if 50% were as bad as you believed they were we'd be hearing a whole lot more about it. Your stories are just that, stories. Your drunk tourists, if they were arrested for only drunk in public, and hadn't been arrested for the same recently, in no way had to fly back and appear in court. That doesn't happen out here and hasn't in years. You believe what you want to because you already believe only 50% of cops do there jobs and protect and serve so keep living in your fairy tale world. i'm sure it's nicer than this one with all those nasty cops running around.
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