Retired cop encourages people to thank police officers

Kurt Skarjune, a retired Oak Park police officer who lives in Genoa Township, recently delivered to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office a print-out of comments he gathered together when he posted a challenge online asking people to thank police officers for their service.

Skarjune’s move comes during a time of great unrest, when people are protesting the use of excessive force by police. Skarjune maintains a “silent majority” supports the police, and they need to speak up.

“A couple of encouraging words like ‘thank you for your service’ can go a long way. I know because I received those same words 13 years after I retired,” Skarjune wrote in a letter. “Let’s not make our current heroes wait quite that long.”

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The Livingston Post is the only locally owned, all-digital information and opinion site in Livingston County, Mich. It was launched by award-winning journalists who were laid off from the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus by Gannett Co. Inc. in 2009.

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  1. THANK YOU LIVINGSTON POST. You just made the day for the Police officers and Deputies who patrol our roads including me an old retired cop.

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