Letter: Police officer was just doing his job


I have stayed quiet watching and listening to people trying to defend Dibor Roberts for not pulling over when an officer of the law, doing what our tax money pays him to do, tried to pull her over for speeding.

Well, I can no longer be quiet. To all these people defending her, I have a question, why are you trying so hard to convince everyone that the officer was wrong for doing his job?

I would like to remind everyone out there how dangerous it is to be in law enforcement these days.

I am a woman who has been a victim of crime, yet I have still pulled over when I have seen the flashing lights of a police vehicle behind me. If she felt that the street on which she was driving was so dangerous when the sun went down, she should have taken a different route.

Should the officer have assumed that this was a woman afraid for her safety and taken a chance at being shot at and maybe killed. Doesn't anyone watch the news and see how many people shoot at police officers just because they have broken the law?

I would like to say to the officer involved in this case, not everyone is questioning your reaction in this matter, I for one and many others I have spoken with support your actions.

I hope that the courts also see the real danger that this officer could have been facing. One of the letters to the editor states that this case should go nationwide. Why? So that more people can use this as an excuse not to pull over when breaking the law, or to use it as example of what not to do when being pulled over by the police.

If using it as an example of what not to do when being pulled over by law enforcement, then I totally agree.

For those who are putting so much of their time and effort into this, if you need something to do with your time, try raising funds for the children's hospital or to help find a cure for cancer, this would help the truly innocent.

If neither of these causes suits you there are many more out there that could use your efforts to support real law-abiding citizens.

I think it's time for the media to put the other side in print for everyone to see.

Lisa Wood



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