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A Letter My Daughter Sent To President Bush in 2001

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOW


GOD BLESS YOU

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          What  a lovely letter.


  This country is battling our own internal wars against drugs illegal immigration and so on. LEOs on the  front line. Your daughter  is a smart girl.

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I read this letter for the first time about the time you posted it originally.  Still to this day it causes a lump in my throat to think that a young girl wrote this on her own. I have forwarded it to a couple of our local legislators and have not received any kind of reply, surprisingly.  I once again would like to thank this child for having our backs.  Thank You very much, you are truly a friend to the LEO's in this country and I hope that you will continue on with your fight.  I was just wondering if you have attempted to send this to President Obama just to see what kind of reply you would receive from him.

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I have sent it to the new president as well as numerous politicians.  The thing that shocked me is when I sent it to the FOP and did not even receive a response. The only response that she received was a thank you card and kids pack from President Bush.

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God Thank you when you give us children like this one


                                                                                    Chief Barrow


                                                                                 Fountain Police Dept. N.C.

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OUTSTANDINNG LETTER, DID SHE EVER GET A REPLY?

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If she was my daqughter I would be very proud of her. As it is I still am as she is aqwful young and is very caring and strong to have done this.

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LaDET, you must be very proud of her! I commend you for raising such a thoughtful and caring person.


Thank you for sharing this. Stay safe!


George

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BUMP BUMP BUMP Let's keep this thread going!

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Wow, awesome! Be proud of her LaDet. Well written. God bless and stay safe.

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Hohors to the child and honor to the father who raised her.

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What an impressive little lady. I would have to say as a war veteran and a cop that there is no reason not to compare the two. There is a war going on on our streets as well as overseas and all you have to do is look at the officer down posts and you will see that. The problem is that the military is federally funded and police are locally funded. If you work for a small department or a large department in an economicaly depressed area then the resources are tight and health care is one of the costliest benefit and the costs are going up every year. Hopefully someone will come up with a solution that doesn't include the government running it. (When was the last time that the government ran anything within budget?) I don't have the answer, but something needs to be done. Well said honey, you should also send a letter to President Obama also. Maybe he will get his head on straight and come up with a better solution than his current plan.


A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.

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She sent to Obama several times. No reply at all.

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Your daughter is amazing, perfectly writing and you should be so proud of her.

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LaDet, you've got yourself one gem of a kid! Not only does she show a maturity way beyond her age but an eloquency that would silence some college students into shame. And she is right!


I am always amazed at how low your salaries are compared to what we ask from you. We ask you to get up every day to serve and protect us, to jump in front of us when we get attacked, to back us up in a fight, to run into the arms of disaster to rescue us, and to remain positive, upbeat and civil. But we do not pay you the respect of a decent salary and pension. We do not relieve your headaches by providing adequate health care that includes dental and vision and let's not even touch on the subjects of maternity leave or psychological care!!! In short, we do not serve you nor do we protect you. But still you are there when we call 911 and I thank you for that.

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Your daughter is amazing.  Be proud of how you raised her. 


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WHAT A SMART CHILD U GO GIRL............BABYT

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I am touched as I have just finished reading this letter and as a retired member of our Armed Forces I am proud of the feeling  from a special lady to our Commander-In-Chief!  A police department is both a professional and military organization, and these two aspects oppose each other. As a professional, our officers considered to be experts in their field and  expected to use their expertise for the good of the public. Officer discretion in how we serve the people who call upon us. However, the dangers and complexities of the work require a military structure of the organization and a military leaning in the training. Although most of us are well educated, all police officers are well trained. Policies, regulations, and procedures cover every facet of police work. Everything is expected to be done by the book with substantial repercussions, including civil and criminal liability, for varying from the expectations of operating procedures. Often the facts of a situation require a course of action that does not follow procedures. If we follow procedures exactly, we know we won't fully help the public, and the public will think we are  shirking our responsibility. If an officer follows their judgment, they are taking a risk. The community and department expect officers to use judgment, but when they do, there is a danger they will be disciplined; another unnatural no-win situation engendering chronic stress.


Our families know they plights of our duties as mush as we don't discuss it for we don't want them to worry.  The inspirational letter of one of our own to the most powerful person on earth is outstanding and I am so proud of herthe Blue

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She was very articulate for her age and very correct, and I am sure she is just the same as a adult woman with her thoughts and feelings, congratualtions on the wonderful job you did raising and teaching her.


 


I myself besides recently pending retirement after 25+ years as a MIlitary Policeman also have a family LE background going back 3 previous generations,so I understand and wholeheartedly support everything she stated at the time, although seeing what the current administration has done to the military and its benefits, I dont see it doing anything for LE either, hopefully one day someone will realize that all that serve the community and country in all aspects of putting their life on the line daily will be more deserving and recieving of the proper benefits and assistance that they deserve and need.


 


Sorry for the soapbox, just seen too many stupidity come out of washington during my whole career, bad thing is that it is also my hometown.

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Your daughter is amazing.  Be proud of how you raised her. 


 


BUMP!!!!!  Beautiful and smart young lady who makes it evident she loves her father very much as the Hero he is...at work and at home as a single dad.



“… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Gal 5:22-23)

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What a fantastic letter-especially one written by such a young child. You should be so proud. She already knows what's important in life at such a young age! Big thumbs up to her!!!

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This is a letter my daughter sent to the President April  2001


She totally amazed me with her words and concern for Law Enforcement Members.


Dear President Bush


My name is _____ K___ and I am 10 years old. I am the daughter of a police detective and was wondering why doesn’t government recognize police as they do war veterans. I truly respect all war veterans of this country as well as all police in this country. I find it difficult that this country doesn’t provide medical services for the police in the same way it does our veterans. It would be nice for our country to respect the police the same way as it does our heros of all wars for this country. The police fight a daily war on our streets and many lose their lives or are injured in the line of duty. War is declared when our military fights for our country and nothing is ever declared when the police fight for our communities, cities and states. There are thousands of police who lost their lives fighting for the rights of our people.


Mr. President please help our police departments with providing a United States Law Enforcement Veterans Organization, which can provide medical assistance for our heros in this great country.


I am in no way comparing the veterans of war to the police, but I believe that the police are also veterans of war in our communities.


I don’t believe that there is much difference in the types of war that the police and veterans have fought and are still fighting, but the war on our streets will never end. The police will continue to fight for our wellbeing and our rights for protection against the criminals in this country.


I would be very pleased if you, Mr. President, would help our police with medical assistance in the same way as our great country does for our war heros.


Mr. President, my dad is a single parent who raises me and my 14 year old brother and works many of overtime hours to pay our bills and protects our Great State of Louisiana.


It would be nice if our country would show more respect for men and women that serve in our GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY!




Sincerely


_____ K___




PS….PLEASE READ THIS LETTER AND THANK YOU




GOD BLESS THE USA


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What an amazing letter from an amazing child.  If this child can see what is needed for the care of our LEO's why can't others.

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This is a very well rounded little girl. My hats off to you honey, you keep plugging and I hope some day the country's government will do something for Law Enforcement , weither you work on the streets as a police officer or a correctional officer behind the walls.


Once again , VERY  well written.

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awe 


 


"Mr. President, my dad is a single parent who raises me and my 14 year old brother and works many of overtime hours to pay our bills"


What doesn't kill me had better start running!

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Wow! If someone that young has that much concern for "anything"---then the future does look bright after all. You must be a proud parent god bless her big carring heart

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I never really thought about this until I read this letter I guess because most of my family is military but the officers do need to be recognized as veterans as well and given promper recogniton for all the hard work they do everyday fighting the street wars I totally agree with this child that has a very experienced mind

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I wonder if bush read it or even answered?

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You should resend this to President Obama and see if he replies to it either

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