In often hear reports that the British public have lost respect for the police, or how they are losing respect almost on a daily basis. The recent G20 publicity has done nothing to alter this veiwpoint.
We have always been pretty poor at letting people know of our successes, about our bravery, about things we do well. We repeatedly fail to negate bad publicity with information which would squash inuendo, rumour & plain lies.
I wonder how much of this is to do with the fact that we don’t really respect ourselves.
I know this is one of my pet subjects that I mention from time to time, but the way we honour our dead leaves something to be desired. Check out the two websites below to see what I mean.
Police Memorial – UK
Officer Down – USA
Here’s how they do it in the States:
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