EDITORIAL: Nothing but respect for blue uniform

THERE is one thing my parents made sure I knew from an early age - respect.

Whether it was to elders, teachers, grandparents or police, I was always told to use my manners and it fortunately is a habit that stuck.

As I grew older I saw that unfortunately many people in society did not have the same life lessons as I did, or maybe they did, but they just chose to ignore them.

The most common example I have seen, especially in my line of work, is the widespread disrespect towards police officers.

On page 6 of today's paper is a prime example of why we should treat the men and women in blue with decency.

Here we have people who have taken the conscious step to be in a job to protect the community, yet they are spat on, assaulted and exposed to traumatic scenes that most will never know of.

The least we can do is say "thank you" every now and again.

Next time you have been pulled over for speeding or given an order from a police officer, maybe think twice before mouthing off.

Behind that badge is a human being going about their job and the last thing they need is bad attitude and disrespect.

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