Chaplain Terry Stafford
As we enter another holiday season we have so much to be thankful for. We just had the privilege of voting in an election like so few have the opportunity to participate in.
We live in a country where we enjoy more freedoms than most anywhere else on the earth. But it goes without saying that we are also living in changing times. Even here in our own community we are seeing an increase in various types of crime.
Still, we live in relative safety and peace. And we must be thankful for those who help keep that peace. Let's be thankful for those who patrol our streets while we are sleeping and for those who see things we don't see and know things we don't know. These are the people who protect us. These are the people who do so many things we will never see or we will never know about.
They carry a burden many of us will never understand. In so many ways they represent of the best of our society and so often interact with those who don't. They also have families, there husbands and fathers, wives and mothers, brothers and sisters, and friends.
On behalf of our city, county, state, and country, I say thank you. Thank you for standing in the gap, thank you for protecting our back. To all of our law-enforcement officers, Detention officers, and dispatchers, we say thank you. May you have a blessed and safe holiday season.
Reverend Terry Stafford