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Today, we pause

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Can’t write about fishing or the outdoors today. I’m mourning for those who are victims of senseless crimes, committed by senseless, cowardly, lost people. Our hearts go out to the police officers and their families for what happened Sunday.  I pray for police, law enforcement and first responders — the daily backbone of our civilized world.

Today, observe a moment of silence for them. And take time to thank them in person if you can. They are not always perfect. They are people. But nobody has a job as tough as they do. And their lives matter.

Through all the political rhetoric Sunday afternoon, one voice offered true, non-political comments on the tragedy in Baton Rouge and other places. A rare breath of fresh air. This is from East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux:

“This isn’t so much about gun control as it is about what’s in men’s hearts. . . Until we come together as a nation, as a people — to heal, as a people — if we don’t do that and this madness continues, we will surely perish as a people.”

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As a friend said, “If this sheriff has figured this out why can’t our President and so, so many other state and federal leaders?”

 

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