People in many countries actually fear the police and law enforcement on sight. Here in America and Louisiana, the sight of a uniformed police or law enforcement officer is a welcome sight and means immediate help to an individual citizen.

When I encountered a road hazard-size pothole near the Essen and Perkins intersection, which immediately destroyed a tire, I had no sooner pulled into the Baton Rouge Clinic parking lot when two Baton Rouge police units pulled in and changed my tire. One extremely grateful silver-haired senior citizen wishes to thank Sgt. Tim Henderson, Cpl. Brent Arceneaux and all those like them to whom we look for help and not in fear.

Susan M. Atkinson

retired teacher

Baton Rouge