Kudos, and we support you

I really don’t have a question. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate that all you’ve been doing, and I feel really bad for all the bad publicity that y’all getting. I know all of my neighbors are a hundred percent behind the police department and because we’ve talked about it. I just want to let you know you guys are doing a great job, and we do support you.

Littleton Police Chief Doug StephensChief Douglas Stephens: Joyce, I can’t tell you how important that is to the men and women of our department. Hearing that and being so fortunate to work in Littleton, where we get that a lot. So it’s very challenging. Like I said, I’ve been a police officer for nearly 30 years now, and I’ve never been more depressed and down about my profession than I have been in the last couple of months. I think it’s just because the negativity that’s out there, and you just get blasted at you and blasted. Then I come to work here in Littleton, and it’s just nothing but support. There’s lots of food, so I’m getting fatter. But folks are bringing in food and cards and letters and things like that, Joyce.

So you’re one of the reasons that our officers, they’re very positive. They stay and remain upbeat, and it’s very important for their wellness and their mental health because this is a very challenging and mentally exhausting job. But the support that you all provide to us and the men and women of this organization, it’s invaluable, and so just thank you very much. You allow them to do what they do.