KINGS MOUNTAIN – Over the weekend, another officer was shot in North Carolina, making it four in the last eight days in the western half of the Old North State. Two of the officers, Mount Holly Officer Tyler Herndon and Concord Officer Jason Shuping, did not survive.
After the Saturday shooting, Police Chief Lisa Proctor gave comments in what became an emotional and rousing speech about the dangers law enforcement faces on a daily basis, and what the scourge of anti-police movements that have done to these officers.
Around the 8:00 minute mark, you’ll hear an as impassioned and moving defense of police officers’ calling to serve and protect and lay their lives on the line as you’ve ever heard:
Reacting to the news of yet another officer shot, and to this powerful speech from Chief Protcor, N.C. House Majority Leader Rep. John Bell (R-Wayne) lamented the “horrific week” for law enforcement in the Charlotte area.
“Prayers for the families and friends of those injured and killed in the line of duty. This is a tragic reminder of the incredible sacrifice and dangers faced by police. We must condemn such violence and stand with the men and women who keep us safe.”
Being a police officer in any given year is what it is, but in 2020 it is that much more. Beyond the very real dangers that are always present in the line of duty, a cultural movement largely built on anti-police lawlessness and violence broke out into the mainstream since June of this year.
In 2020, everyone is a racist, but none more so than a cop.
With the Woke radicals en vogue, the police have been demonized and targeted like never before. So much so, that overtly supporting the police is now construed by political correctness as being against the lives of black people.
So this Christmas, say a prayer for the families of these police officers, and thank a cop for their service.