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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Proud to Have Erin Corey on the Police Force

Resident Lindsay MacKinnon wishes all residents would thank those officers serving the Town of Sudbury.

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

Brookdale Road

 

kdroop June 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Lindsay, You are very right, and very brave and very wonderful. This letter renews my faith in the community I am proud to call home. Thank you.
Kirsten Vandijk June 21, 2012 at 01:10 PM
When bravery is engendered in writing one's opinion for the public to see then it indicates that to exercise one's Freedom of Speech might be dangerous.... Lyndsay, I think you are a talented writer!
pmotw June 21, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Officer Corey, thank you for your service!
Rick Billig June 21, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Excellent editorial! Our community is better because of people like you. I can do little about those who choose to attack our neighbors, town employees and police. But I can, and do, stand behind those who serve this town in all capacities. Thank you so much for making Sudbury your home.
Samantha Hammel June 21, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Love you, Lindsay! Way to be!
Lindsay MacKinnon June 21, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Re: Joe the Plumber I also neglected to mention its easy to put words in others mouths when lurking on social media sites. I also, would be curious of your comment regarding the subject of mt letter? Do you have anything to be proud of? As for the rest - thank you! L

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