To the editor:

In response to the column “Our tragedy becomes nation’s political focus,” I would have much rather read an article discussing what we can do as local communities to help keep our officers safe.

Fund-raiser discussions for body-worn cameras and K-9 equipment, and community watch groups, for example.

I would like to know what if anything we can do to support them. I am fearful over time brave men and women will sign up less frequently for the honorable professions of public service. What then happens to our streets, homes, loved ones and property?

Choose these professions in these times is a risk, one that far outweighs the pay.

In times of tragedy people need to come together to create lasting change, not speak out hypocritically.

Brittany Haumea

Gustine