Letter: Thank you to everyone keeping community safe


It is with sadness that I write about the following. It seems that there are among us those who no longer love America and are doing everything they can to destroy this country. Why?

The Bible, in Isaiah, talks about "the city of chaos." Maybe it should be "the cities of chaos." There seems to be many of those "cities" in America today. To mention a few, there are Milwaukee, Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, New York City, Oakland, Los Angeles, Rochester, Richmond and Kenosha.

Why are these cities putting up with the chaos? Why are these cities fearful and not doing anything to stop the chaos? Why are these cities accepting and almost promoting the chaos?

Now for the happy part of this letter to the editor. I want to thank any and all of those who are keeping Sumter and the surrounding areas free from all this "chaos" that other cities are facing.

There are too many to mention, but I believe our mayor, our police department and our sheriff's office are all involved in keeping our community as safe as possible. I also believe they are God-fearing instead of thinking they are our god.

I have not heard anything about "defunding the police." County council has even given the sheriff's deputies a pay raise. I don't believe that it is enough, but at least it's a start.

Again, I want to thank anyone involved in keeping Sumter as safe as possible. God bless America.