Where are you and I going to be when folks like Jack
Hopkins no longer stand up to protect and defend us?
When I first got out of the service a policeman was one
of the first things that people my age checked into. In
my case my height of 5’10” wasn’t really desired and my
eyesight prohibited it.
Since then I’ve watched the communities bury a close
friend and two who gave their lives here while doing
That is extremely tragic and coupled with the
politicians coddling the trash who preach hatred toward
the police it leads to a major thinning of the ranks
when it comes to those who might step forward to protect
the rest of us because they can’t see any reason to lay
their lives on the line when they aren’t appreciated.
I didn’t know deputy Hopkins, but I’ve known and admired
a whole parade of folks like him.
It is time that we thank them, stand up for them and say
the hell with movements like black lives matter.