Thank your local first responders

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In a world where stories of terrorist attacks, random shootings in schools and drug use are becoming more frequent, it’s comforting to know we live in an area with a police force that is taking action against drug dealers and criminals.
Last week the Item reported on the latest developments in the Picayune Police Department’s ongoing investigation, Operation: Who’s Next?
Eleven suspects were nabbed in this latest string of arrests, bringing the total number to 22 people who are facing drug related charges, Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri said last week.
We applaud the yearlong efforts of Picayune’s finest men and women in blue.
Because of our police force, residents will be able to sleep better at night knowing these brave souls are out there fighting for a better world.
Same goes for our firefighters, EMTs, sheriff’s deputies and active members of the military.
The majority of people have careers that do not require a conceivable loss of health or life during a normal workday.
Last week, our nation celebrated its veterans who gave so much for our freedoms.
As the world prepares its response to terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, we can only pray that our world leaders will make the best decision.
Our thoughts are with the world’s military forces as they join forces to fight our enemies.
Even though these events happen far away from south Mississippi, it’s good to know this county’s first responders are protecting us. Keep up the good work; it does not go unnoticed.
Dear reader, next time you see a first responder, a veteran or a member of nation’s military, take a moment and thank them for their service.

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