This letter is in response to all the recent negativity toward the Grovetown Department of Public Safety officers. Personally, I am sick of it. I know every one of the guys who works there. I also know that any one of them would be there for anyone who needed them. They put their lives on the line every day for the general public - people they dont know and have never met. They should be thanked for what they do, not criticized.
If letter writer Larry Waks is from a military background, then he should know had he been caught on Fort Gordon they would have written him a citation just as quickly, if not quicker. Would he have talked so cruelly about the military police? I dont think so. I have lived in Grovetown for 25 years now, and it is awfully funny that I have never had any problems with the law. I, too, come from a military background. When my retired first sergeant father was teaching me how to drive, the first thing he taught me was how to properly wear the seat belt. It was put on correctly before the key was in the ignition. When you take your driving test, that had better be the first thing you do as well.
Driving is a privilege, not a right, and if Waks is unable to wear a seat belt correctly then he should not operate the motor vehicle. Why should he be above the law? He should pay the ticket and quit whining about it.
As for letter writer Kay Maddox, if she dislikes Grovetown and its law enforcement so much, she should move. But she should know that Columbia County and Richmond County will write a ticket just as quickly as Grovetown police officers did. That is their job; get over it.
As for the Grovetown officers, they shouldnt let the citizens who believe they are above the law get them down with their cruel comments. There are some of us who think they are doing a wonderful job.
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