Growing up in this small, beautiful town of Sudbury, I have always tried to focus on the positive. My family has resided in this town for nearly 90 some odd years. I have watched it grow, change and have embraced the change the best I can.
As a young adult, I was raised that there were certain conversations that were personal and I did not need to share my view unless I truly wanted to. It is likely no one will have the exact same view as mine ... politics are like a fingerprint. I would ride up to the on voting day with my parents and brothers in the car and not a single one of us would ask, nor find out, who we voted for. However, as a young adult, I was taught about pride.
I have pride in my country, family and town in which I reside. Pride comes from standing tall and telling the truth and fighting for what you believe in.
Chief Glavin made quite the excellent point. If there is one young lady in town that I am proud to have on our force, fighting for us, it is Erin Corey.
As we shift to a world of social media and interacting via text message and email, it is sad to see that core emotions get muddled and lost. It is quite easy to channel your emotions quickly into text when you are feeling passionate about an issue. When you blog about it, you aren't leaving behind your political fingerprints. I choose not to blog about this issue in an anonymous way. I also choose not to discuss my political views. I do choose to speak about what makes me proud, and that is our hardworking police force.
This is the first time, and hopefully the last time, I will have to write an article to express my gratitude for the force. I am actually shocked in a way that makes me feel borderline naive that folks don't understand they did what was right.
I also, make it a point, to thank my police force when given the opportunity. Perhaps if you share in my pride, you will wave or smile the next time you see one of them helping move along traffic in 103-degree weather. Maybe you will stop by the when they are handing out food for the Senior picnic. Or be thankful that they are always there when you need them, which of course, one will never realize until they are in that position.
It is crystal clear that they fight to do what is right each day and protect us honorably. Thank you Sudbury PD.
Lindsay S. MacKinnon