Last week a member of my family was the victim of a violent crime. I am not alone.
If this situation has not yet happened to yourself or to someone you know, you are winning the battle of statistics for at least the time being; count yourself lucky but remember that this is happening everyday to some of your fellow Canadians. Leaving the discussion of the political aspect of crime and justice for another date I would take the time to thank the sharp end of the spear in the battle against crime; the police.
Thank you to the members of the Edmonton Police Services who were at the scene and saved the life of someone very close to me. I cannot possibly express in words my thanks for your actions that night. You have a job that many of us could not do and the abuse and disrespect you get from the citizenry that you protect makes the job all that more difficult. You all make a difference, thank you.