Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11

http://www.odmp.org/search/incident/september-11-terrorist-attack

The worst day in the history of American law enforcement was September 11, 2001 when Radical Muslim terrorists attacked the United States and killed over 70 police officers.  Some of them were killed trying to rescue victims of the attack.  One was killed while trying to fight the hijackers of the plane that crashed in a field.  Many others died later of cancer from inhalation of debris at the World Trade Center site.

Radical Islam takes many forms and goes by many names.  Sometimes like the Taliban it is sponsored by state governments.  Other times like ISIS it tries to overthrow existing states and create a new state.  Sometimes they are Americans who convert to radical Islam and other times they are foreigners.

Terrorism is here in America.  It can take the shape of an active shooter, a bomber, or by raising money for terrorism both here and abroad.  As police officers we have already responded to dozens of terrorist attacks. We have had scores of officers die in those responses.  On this 9/11 anniversary, remember or dead and honor them by continuing the jobs they started; that's what the SGT Says.

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