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Christmas Message to American Law Enforcement

To American Law Enforcement:

The Profession I love and the work you do every day is the embodiment of Christmas spirit. The humble, selfless service of a police officer reminds us how we can make a difference in communities across our nation. And like so many other holidays, thousands of cops who embrace the responsibility of keeping people safe are away from home as their loved ones gather. I too have stood a foot post in the freezing cold, answered 911 calls, and eaten Christmas dinner in a radio car. Know your service is appreciated — especially by me.

General George S. Patton once said: “Accept challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”

Law enforcement has experienced no shortage of challenges this year. Your unwavering commitment is what leads us through the unprecedented times. Each of you is part of something larger than yourself, living a life of significance. When you doubt the Profession, remember the day you proudly swore your oath — keep the memory in your heart and mind always. Let this be your inspiration.

Stand tall always. Be proud of your chosen work.

Thank you for serving our communities, and for being the future of policing. I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

Cops Count - Police Matter


Bill Bratton



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