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Sylvester Birchem, Breckenridge, Minn., Published August 27 2013

Letter: Thank the police, and pay them well

In the past, I have said unkind things about police, and for that I apologize.

After watching a documentary on the lives of law enforcement officers, I realized they have a very difficult and dangerous job, and I have more respect for the police. They put their lives in danger every time they put on their uniform to protect and defend the public. They are not guaranteed to see their families again when reporting for duty. I think they deserve more pay for their bravery because they are overworked and underpaid.

I wish to thank all the law enforcement officers for your service and working hard to keep us safe.