Meng: The Thin Blue Line Just Got Thinner

Meng: The Thin Blue Line Just Got Thinner

Meng: The Thin Blue Line Just Got Thinner

On Friday, most of us were stunned to hear the tragic news of five Dallas police officers ambushed by a rooftop sniper as they protected a peaceful protest. We saw video of officers running headlong into certain danger so that they might protect innocent civilians. We heard gut-wrenching stories from shocked protesters who saw the bodies of slain officers, lifeless in the street. The Thin Blue Line just got thinner.

Most people will never truly understand the lives of law enforcement officers. I’m proud to say that I have walked in those shoes. As a young man, I served as a law enforcement officer in the Houston metropolitan area. I patrolled the streets, neighborhoods and the dark alleys in-between. I fought mindless drunks, crazed schizophrenics and whacked out crackheads. I had my share of DOA’s, family disturbances, assaults and high-speed pursuits...the list goes on and on. Thanks to my training, ingenuity and the Grace of God, I can now look back on those days with profound reverence and respect.

But the job is even tougher today. Now, we are seeing a shift in public discourse, one that is unhealthy and dangerous to our society. It now seems acceptable to wage war on the very police officers who are protecting our homes and communities. The lame stream media embraces lies like “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and then reports on so-called “peaceful protesters” who riot, burn, destroy property, loot businesses, and chant “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry’em Like Bacon.”

My friends, I urge everyone of you to reach out to your local law enforcement officers and express your thanks for their service. While the radical activists and anarchists seem to control the media narrative, it’s up to all law-abiding citizens to hold the line for justice and safe communities. Please let them know that we have their six.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

John Meng