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As a member of the law enforcement community and having countless friends in law enforcement, I found the Dec. 4 cartoon strip "Jump Start" abhorrent. Portraying a suspect shooting a police officer? Are you serious?

I’m not sure who decided to approve this tasteless drivel at Stars and Stripes, but I strongly suggest you ladies and gentlemen attend a crash course in couth.

I can’t and won’t expect the staff at Stars and Stripes to understand the immense loss that is felt when a police officer has fallen in the line of duty, but I’ve seen it firsthand, and the pain these brave men and women feel is profound.

In the future, try using a little tact when approving what goes into your paper. Additionally, keep in mind that some of us National Guardsmen and reservists wear badges as well as Army combat uniforms.

Staff Sgt. Michael G. LevesqueCamp Speicher, Iraq


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