Pain and anger have cut me wide open again with the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. I’ve begun expressing these feelings in conversations with friends in the community and on social media. Maybe because I’m a recently-retired Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) and I’m also African-American, many people showed interest in my thoughts and somewhat unique perspective.

Since The Gettysburg Times invited me to share my thoughts and experiences, I decided to use this opportunity to speak to a wider audience, only hoping to help. The following are solely my thoughts - I’m not speaking for other LEOs of color or anyone else.

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