YOUR TURN: An officer is a hero - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

YOUR TURN: An officer is a hero

Updated: March 27, 2011 09:04 AM
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Libbi Belt. Belt is one of many people who wrote us regarding a possible reprimand for one of the officers involved in the recent capture of two dangerous prison escapees.

The officer in question used his vehicle to perform what's called a PIT maneuver. Police officials decided later not to issue a reprimand and that's the right call according to Belt.

In her words:

"These law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every single day they report for duty.  They and their families make sacrifices so that the rest of us can live as safely as possible.  They are not perfect, but each and every one of them are heroes.  This particular officer deserves our praise, our thanks and our prayers.  The very idea that any entity would even consider giving this man a reprimand is beyond belief.  This officer should receive a medal and a commendation."

That's Libbi Belt's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210

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