Viewpoint: Law officers deserve our thanks

When most of us head out the door to work every morning, we don't worry about whether we'll make it back home at night. But that is a real concern for law enforcers who work so hard to protect us.

Unfortunately, the danger of their job hit home last week when Albany Police Officer Terry Lewis-Flemming was killed in a fiery crash as she chased two suspected armed robbers.

Those suspects are rightly now charged with murdering Lewis-Flemming because their careless and criminals acts led to her death.

Of course, that brings little comfort to her family, friends, and co-workers. By all accounts, Terry Lewis-Flemming was a model police officer, a fine public servant who represented our city and our police department well.

She recently got married and will be sorely missed by her loved ones and co-workers.

To them, we send our deepest sympathies. We express our gratitude to them for Lewis-Flemming's dedicated service. And we say thanks to all the first responders around south Georgia who put their lives on the line for us every day.

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