Letter: Policing is no easy job, and retirment date set for a reason

Policing is a young man and woman’s job. Things can happen any time, any place, some people choose not to follow the law like career criminals. None like to be arrested and put in jail. Even in Bethlehem, police officers have to fight with people from time to time and get injured performing their duties. We like to think of Bethlehem as small town and nothing ever happens here but anything can happen anywhere. Crime happens everywhere, you never know. Policing is a calling, not like any other job.

I live here and have for most of my life, my parents, siblings and friends all live here for great schools and great town services and that small town feel. The police are what make it a safe place to live! Public safety is not inexpensive but I would suggest the taxpayers are getting what they pay for here in Bethlehem. A quality police force second to none. Mr. Clarkson, town supervisor, has cut the police and all town departments to save money. The town employees left are doing more with less but still are giving 110 percent. We are lucky to have the best of the best! Police that care and it is an honor to work with the bravest and finest police officers and a privilege to serve the citizens of my community for the last 30 years. I’m still working as one of your town police officers for a better town one call at a time, case by case! Thank you, the town residents, for your continued support of all your Town of Bethlehem Police Officers.

Scott Anson

Officer, Bethlehem Police Department

President, Bethlehem Police Benevolence Association

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