By Karen L. Bune
"Law enforcement officers are people like anyone else. They have families and personal lives, but they place their lives at risk in the line of duty to protect the communities in which they live and serve. The lives of these officers meant something. They did not deserve to die while sitting at a coffee shop planning for their shift that was about to begin, and they did not deserve to die because they were visibly uniformed police officers. The monumental loss that has been sustained by this shocking episode impacts us all and reminds us that life is truly precious and should never be taken for granted."
To read Karen L. Bune's full letter to the editor, published December 4, 2009 in The Washington Times, visit: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/04/at-a-loss-over-lost-lives/
Ms. Bune is an Adjunct Professor of Victimology at Marymount University in Arlington, VA