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Letter to the Editor: From the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association

Our hearts go out to everyone involved in the tragedy in Baton Rouge, La., on July 17 and Dallas on July 7. Incidents like these remind us of the great risks the men and women of law enforcement take every day to keep our communities safe.

The law enforcement profession has been under scrutiny and now it is under physical attack. A just society cannot exist without those sworn to carry out law and order.

It is important at a time like this to come together as a community and a nation, respect each other and the job that needs to be done of keeping the peace and protecting the rights of citizens. We are committed to serving our community, keeping you safe from harm and insuring you live in peace. 

The police officers involved in these incidents should be remembered for the great sacrifices made to assure that the public was kept out of harm’s way and the perpetrators were apprehended as quickly as possible.

The Santa Barbara Police Officers Association wants to thank our community members who have sent food and letters of support to our department. Your support means everything to us, and reminds us that what we do matters.

As we continue to grieve the loss of the Baton Rouge and Dallas police officers murdered in the last two weeks, please keep the officers, their families and the law enforcement profession in your thoughts and prayers.

Sgt. Eric Beecher
Santa Barbara Police Officers Association

The goal of the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association is to partner with the community and provide quality police service through community interaction, emphasizing the highest degree of cooperation, professionalism and ethical behavior, and to create an atmosphere of safety and security.

Our community policing approach helps neighborhoods keep safe by working with our police officers daily. The SBPOA is active in our community and many of our members volunteer in the communities where they live.

We proudly serve the community and the City of Santa Barbara. We are committed to not only the safety of our citizens and businesses but to providing charitable contributions to those in our community who need our help the most.

Click here for more information about the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association.

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