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Letter: Police reform will bless everyone

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Letters to the Editor

Deseret News

I have total respect for our police force. They put their lives on the line every day for us. When they leave home, they never know if they will be able to return. I don’t think they get the respect and support they deserve.

But a few new things have come to light: knee holds and choke holds. I never knew these tactics were used and hope they can be eliminated. A question I have: Is it necessary to shoot someone 20 times? Can’t one shot do if a taser doesn’t work? Can’t they shoot to injure and disable rather than to kill? 

I don’t believe our officers start their day with intent to harm anyone. They are there to protect us and to get criminals off the street. I hope there is reform, and it will be a blessing to everyone. Let’s start in our own individual lives to respect the law, be good citizens and spread love!

Margaret Hansen

Cottonwood Heights