Our police deserve a little respect

Our police deserve a little respect

There are 17 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Sep 6, 2012, titled Our police deserve a little respect. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

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unknown

Vallejo, CA

#1 Sep 6, 2012
What saddens me the most: White police officer shoots and kills young black man. Community organizes and demands justice. Young black male shoots and kills young black male. Not a ripple in the water.
Never

San Rafael, CA

#2 Sep 7, 2012
I wouldn't do their job thats for sure.
question

Vallejo, CA

#4 Sep 7, 2012
hmmm wrote:
Deserve?
Respect is earned ... just saying.
is their any police department that has earned your respect? just askin'
odumbo umm umm umm

Oakland, CA

#5 Sep 7, 2012
question wrote:
<quoted text>is their any police department that has earned your respect? just askin'
there not their
Salty Dog

Vallejo, CA

#6 Sep 7, 2012
hmmm wrote:
Deserve?
Respect is earned ... just saying.
As always, earned. But they do deserve our support, since we hire them and employ them to enforce the law.
question

Vallejo, CA

#7 Sep 7, 2012
odumbo umm umm umm wrote:
<quoted text>
there not their
ok, typo, but my question still stands to the person dropping a generic comment.
odumbo umm umm umm

Oakland, CA

#9 Sep 7, 2012
question wrote:
<quoted text>ok, typo, but my question still stands to the person dropping a generic comment.
riddle me this batman, who deserves more respect, an ex-con drug dealing scumbag or a Police Officer hired to protect the city and it's citizens ?
anon

Benicia, CA

#10 Sep 7, 2012
hmmm wrote:
Many of our fine Officers have my full respect and support and have earned it by conducting themselves as members of our force that respect the community in which they work. Period.
That said, I'm not so sure that their Union and some of the higher ups really care about us more than they care about themselves. Through the actions of a few (or many?), the entire Force has pitted residents against one another and I don't see how anything can be gained from that.
Well, the council majority is not "beholden" to the unions or GOB and should have no problem fixing that?
observer

Vallejo, CA

#11 Sep 7, 2012
i agree, this new power on council and they seem to be stuck too, nothing is moving, other than residents out, more poor in.
Dickie the enraged -t-urd

Concord, CA

#12 Sep 7, 2012
Or they can move things along like the old corrupt and union bought council and give raises to the VPD.

JACKSON, DAVID C POLICE CAPTAIN VPOA POLICE 151,400 - 304,671 6,839 462,910
HENDERSHOT, DONALD E POLICE SERGEANT VPOA POLICE 106,065 9,210 196,939 4,869 317,083
BATCHELOR, PHILIP J CITY MANAGER CITY MANAGER CITY MANAGER 300,000 --- 300,000
ROBERTSON, DOUGLAS T BATTALION/DIV. CHIEF IAFF FIRE 78,770 - 140,415 12,343 231,528
WEAVER, KENNETH J POLICE LIEUTENANT VPOA POLICE 167,526 41,979 - 14,152 223,657
URRUTIA, DAVID A BATTALION/DIV. CHIEF IAFF FIRE 169,998 31,776 - 13,827 215,601
NUGTEREN, ERIK J WATER SUPERINTENDENT CAMP PUBLIC WORKS 87,942 - 116,223 10,557 214,722
DUNN, PATRICK M BATTALION/DIV. CHIEF IAFF FIRE 160,457 37,445 - 12,179 210,081
LEE, LORI A POLICE CAPTAIN VPOA POLICE 190,046 -- 18,010 208,056
ENG, STANLEY H POLICE CORPORAL VPOA POLICE 121,943 80,232 - 5,690 207,865
SALINAS, JOEL POLICE LIEUTENANT VPOA POLICE 175,079 28,879 - 1,280 205,238
NICHELINI, ROBERT W POLICE CHIEF DIRECTORS POLICE 174,860 -- 28,274 203,134
ROBINSON, HERMAN E POLICE SERGEANT VPOA POLICE 140,690 50,609 - 8,887 200,186
FALKENTHAL, GREGORY R BATTALION/DIV. CHIEF IAFF FIRE 160,101 28,095 - 3,720 191,916
MORTENSON, ERIC POLICE LIEUTENANT VPOA POLICE 114,661 6,823 67,404 928 189,816
MEYER, PAIGE W FIRE CHIEF DIRECTORS FIRE 171,132 3,897 - 13,982 189,011
TATEM, CARL E POLICE OFFICER VPOA POLICE 117,312 25,420 44,418 1,280 188,430
WHITTOM, CRAIG A ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER DIRECTORS CITY MANAGER 168,620 -- 19,442 188,062
O'CONNELL, JAMES A POLICE LIEUTENANT VPOA POLICE 166,022 20,220 - 1,280 187,522
BOERSMA, BARRY POLICE CORPORAL VPOA POLICE 130,052 55,123 - 1,280 186,455
FORD, CHARLES G FIREFIGHTER ENGINEER IAFF FIRE 98,383 72,940 - 9,289 180,612
KLEINSCHMIDT, DAVID A PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR DIRECTORS PUBLIC WORKS 161,551 - 1,233 17,198 179,982
GARCIA, JOHN A POLICE CORPORAL VPOA POLICE 128,084 49,136 - 1,280 178,500
HARPOLD-DUNN, KATHRYN H FIRE CAPTAIN 56.3 IAFF FIRE 138,243 26,030 - 13,477 177,750
GONZALEZ, GONZALO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER CAMP CITY MANAGER 162,496 -- 13,945 176,441
GORDON, STEVEN L POLICE SERGEANT VPOA POLICE 142,597 31,161 - 1,354 175,112
FARRINGTON, JUSTIN F POLICE OFFICER VPOA POLICE 91,196 32,559 46,197 4,102 174,054
TENORIO, ABEL POLICE LIEUTENANT VPOA POLICE 161,700 3,032 - 7,113 171,845
COELHO, KEVIN G POLICE SERGEANT VPOA POLICE 136,333 28,756 - 6,400 171,489
BARBUZANO, JOHN A FIREFIGHTER/56.3 IAFF FIRE 104,705 56,455 - 10,050 171,210
BOUTTE, DEBORA R HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR DIRECTORS HUMAN RESOURCES 150,532 -- 18,399 168,931
SOLEY, FREDERICK G CITY ATTORNEY CITY ATTORNEY CITY ATTORNEY 152,511 -- 15,440 167,951
FOWLER, STEPHEN J POLICE OFFICER VPOA POLICE 111,943 42,525 - 12,654 167,122
LIONEL, MICHAEL A FIRE CAPTAIN 56.3 IAFF FIRE 126,337 27,478 - 12,342 166,157
PARK, KENNY POLICE LIEUTENANT VPOA POLICE 136,012 20,940 - 8,437 165,389
BOTTOMLEY, LESLIE J POLICE OFFICER VPOA POLICE 113,233 46,667 - 5,365 165,265
SCHROEDER, KELLY POLICE SERGEANT VPOA POLICE 141,561 14,424 - 8,694 164,679
HA, JOHN J FIRE CAPTAIN 56.3 IAFF FIRE 126,365 24,209 - 13,298 163,872
NESTLERODE, FRANZ J WATER SUPERINTENDENT CAMP PUBLIC WORKS 139,763 -- 24,047 163,810
MUSTARD, MATHEW POLICE OFFICER VPOA POLICE 107,111 50,674 - 5,144 162,929
MARTIN, DENNIS H FIREFIGHTER ENGINEER IAFF FIRE 111,665 42,546 - 7,311 161,522
HERNDON, ROBERT C POLICE CORPORAL VPOA POLICE 120,066 35,079 - 5,612 160,757
SHARPE, MARK S FIRE CAPTAIN 56.3 IAFF FIRE 122,955 24,899 - 12,846 160,700

(t)urd enragement!
xxx

Vacaville, CA

#13 Sep 7, 2012
Did any of those people the police killed fire one shot at them
anon

Benicia, CA

#14 Sep 7, 2012
xxx wrote:
Did any of those people the police killed fire one shot at them
Bad idea. Capoot would be alive today if he just shot the guy as he ran. Of course you would have had him fired and charged with murder so it is a tough position for the cops to be in. Oh what the hell, take the shot, shoot the perp and hope the system gives you the same treatment as the perp. A fair trial.
loaded for bear

Lakeport, CA

#15 Sep 7, 2012
xxx wrote:
Did any of those people the police killed fire one shot at them
Did Capoot fire any shots?

UTS
loaded for bear

Lakeport, CA

#16 Sep 7, 2012
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Bad idea. Capoot would be alive today if he just shot the guy as he ran. Of course you would have had him fired and charged with murder so it is a tough position for the cops to be in. Oh what the hell, take the shot, shoot the perp and hope the system gives you the same treatment as the perp. A fair trial.
Godamn right!

UTS
Loaded for burr

United States

#17 Sep 7, 2012
I second that.
officer 972

Appleton, WI

#18 Oct 14, 2012
In many big cities there is a lot of hatred towards law enforcement and that seems to surface on a lot of websites, but in small towns like the one I live in myself people in law enforcement are pretty well respected. When you live in a small town you need to know how to treat everybody with the dignity and respect that you would like to be treated if you were in the situation that they are in. The policing style takes up the form of the social peace keeper instead of the crime fighting model that many bigger rural areas do. Most of the public don't realize how much work officers actually have to do, "They just drive around wasting tax payers dollars" RIGHT...if you only knew what most officers have to see and deal with on a daily basis you would have a lot more respect for them. Go on a ride along some time and find out first hand, You"ll find out real quick that your "stressful" office job doesn't seem so stressful anymore.
suck it jim

Vallejo, CA

#20 Oct 14, 2012
well wrote:
Davis, CA - not a big city. Sitting protesting students were pepper sprayed directly in their faces at close range, just saying BAD cops do exist in small towns.
I respect officers who are respectful - that said, I'll also protest bullies and abusers any day of the week whether they have on a uniform or not.
which officers are bullies? or are you just posting generic claims, again?

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