Football, Fall, and the End of Summer
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. For many of us though, it marks the end of summer and the beginning of LSU football season.
Always Ready, Always Watchful
Bossier C.O.P.S. wants to remind you as you enjoy this holiday weekend of the labor of our brothers and sisters in blue, who are hard at work 24/7/365. These officers are patrolling your neighborhoods, responding to emergencies, and investigating issues that affect us all. They work day and night, holidays and weekends, because crime doesn’t sleep and the wolf is always on the prowl.
Police work is a labor of love, and these officers love Bossier City. Many officers were born and raised here, others fell in love with the city later in life. Each of us answered the call to protect what matters to us most: the families, livelihoods, and communities we call home.
Protecting Our Protectors
So remember these officers in your prayers, and if you see an officer out and about this weekend, tell them how much you appreciate them. Many times our officers don’t get to enjoy holidays with their families, and we know that’s one of the many burdens that comes with a job operates 24/7.
But let’s all ask ourselves, is it okay for an officer that hasn’t has a Christmas morning at home in three years to make so little money that he works 10, 20, or even 30 hours of overtime Christmas week to afford to pay the mortgage and buy presents for his three children?
For the victim of a violent crime, is it okay that the crime scene technician that just arrived to analyze the crime scene is on his 16th hour on duty because he worked a double shift the day the crime occurred just to make ends meet?
Do you think its fair that an on-call detective can’t visit his elderly parents in Texas because he’s required to report in as soon as he gets a phone call, and he isn’t compensated at all while he’s on call?
We think that there needs to be an open, honest discussion about the issues that affect our officers and our communities. All across the United States, we celebrate the enduring spirit and industrious nature of the American worker on Labor Day. Bossier C.O.P.S. just ask you to remember the fine men and women who give so much and ask so little.
Thank you for support, and thank you again for reading and sharing our Facebook page. It means a lot to all of us at Bossier C.O.P.S. God bless you this Labor Day, and God bless our officers!