“The policeman is your friend.” My mother told me this when I was very young.

I was also told that Iowa was a good state in which to live. Let’s hope we Iowans can respect and support our police for the service they perform, the sacrifice they endure, and the protection they provide.


Law and order are as essential to our lives as food, shelter and the air we breathe. Discharge a bad cop, of course. But, above all, let us appreciate the police and law enforcement system.