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August 3, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

In defense of vital public servants

How could a person running for the office of the president of the United States say we do not need more firefighters, more policemen and more teachers? Has he forgotten the sacrifice those police officers and firefighters made on 9/11? On that day they did what they were hired to do and more without regard for their own safety or how much they were getting paid. I believe these people do this every day. Everyone knows there is not a 9/11 every day, but there could be, and I appreciate them being there.

As for teachers, there is no more noble profession. We hinder them from using their ability to educate our children, then blame them when they fail. If these professionals are hindered from speaking up for themselves, then we, the people of this country, need to speak up for them.

They will have my support and those of the people I know and respect.

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