These have been some truly terrible months for police with examples of bad policing and bad things done to police, aka the horror of the NYPD murders this week.
The video above shows another way. It is a welcome reprieve at a time that should be of giving and joy. No doubt the combat cop crowd will say this video is a publicity stunt, little more than hug-a-thug community policing.
What matters is that the Lowell Police are not giving in to the cowardice of pessimism. They are not retrenching behind the blue wall. Good for them! They inspire us.
Lowell Chief Steve Bukala provides some marvelous leadership showing how cops-have-a-heart!
Congratulations to the Lowell Police and Merry Christmas.