To My Friends in Law Enforcement

I have had a few days to think about this whole incident with George Floyd. I have to wonder “what is right to do when a cop is clearly murdering an unarmed suspect?” I have a great deal of respect for law enforcement, ingrained in me since childhood. I have taught my own kids the same. I love the police. I am grateful for the sacrifice and hard work they put in at great personal risk so my family and I can live safely. I can remember every interaction with police I have ever had, and except for one time with an Iowa state trooper, they have always been polite and professional. I can think of multiple instances where I was stranded, and they pulled over to help me out. I hold police in the highest possible regard, and want to do what I can to make their jobs safer and better. So understand my position when I say, I think in such an instance, where an officer is killing an unarmed, restrained suspect, I would have to intervene, and maybe be shot or arrested. I cannot in good conscience do nothing while another human being is murdered right in front of me. Hear me. I am not, NOT, advocating violence against police. I still think my country has the best law enforcement in the world. But if I find myself in a situation where an innocent person is being murdered by a police officer, I will have to take action to stop it. As a citizen, as a human being, and as a Christian, I don’t see any other option. Please. Please don’t put me in that position. I don’t want to be shot, and I don’t want you to to have to shoot me. But if I see something like this happening again, I will have no other choice but to compel you to stop, and accept the consequences, come what may. It’s the right thing to do.