Let’s end violence against our law enforcement officers
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Once again, a violent act has been committed against a member of law enforcement.
According to WWLTV.com, Louisiana Senior State Trooper Steven Vincent passed away Monday from gunshot wounds during a traffic investigation.
The suspected shooter, identified as 54-year-old Kevin Daigle, came out of his vehicle with a shotgun and shot Vincent numerous times, the article states.
A tape of the incident shows Daigle walking to the officer and saying, ‘‘You’re lucky. You’re lucky –– you’re going to die soon,’’ the article states.
A couple of good Samaritans stopped and took the shotgun away from the shooter and subdued him, the article states.
Last week, a Corinth, Mississippi officer was shot, but was released from the hospital two days after the incident, coverage from the Associated Press states.
This seemingly senseless violence against law enforcement officers needs to end.
Vincent was a husband and father and now his family will have to live the rest of their lives without him.
People should not be harming the ones who have sworn an oath to protect the citizens they serve.
We are grateful for the officers of the Picayune and Poplarville Police Departments and deputies of the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department.
In a perfect world, violence would be minimal and we could all live peacefully.
Sadly, this is not the world we now live in.
Gone are the days when we could leave our doors unlocked and allow our children to walk to school by themselves.
We salute all men and women who wear the badge.
There’s no greater gift than the act of laying down one’s life for another, and that’s what the men and women in blue have promised to do.
The law enforcement officers in Pearl River County are always in our thoughts as well as the families of officers lost in the line of duty.