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May 9th, 2009
07:41 PM ET

Give a cop props

It's a shame, but it's true: the few bad apples grab most of the headlines. The vast majority of police are on the job for the right reasons. Working all kinds of shifts and situations to keep us safe. The responsibilities and risks are huge; the paychecks, not so much.

Well, tomorrow is the start of National Police Week. And the Newsroom PM team would love for you to share your POSITIVE experiences involving police or other law enforcement officers. Stories, video, photos. Whether it happened 10 years or 10 days ago, send what you've got.

Every day, there are quiet heroics taking place. We should know more about them!

Comments here are great - iReports* would be fantastic. Even if it's just you, telling your story to the camera. We'll be using them all week long in Kyra's shows.

(*if you send us something via iReport.com, please include the tags "Kyra" and "police" so we're able to find it easily.)

Thanks everybody.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips • Police Officer/Hero
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. MICHAEL WILLIAMS

    celebs are people too,in fact the contribution made to the economy far surpass that of many.marijuana legalization poses a threat to law enforcement job security.for this nation to perfect change must occurr.the approach we take now is immature.

    May 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  2. Fred

    it's true, Carrie. they risk their lives every day. hope they get some good press this week.

    May 9, 2009 at 9:26 pm |
  3. Bill Wilson

    In recognition of National Police Week, I would like to bring to Kyra Phillips and CNN's attention a police officer who earlier this year was honored by a crime ridden city in Pennsylvania. On February 21, 2009, Mayor Tom McMahon of Reading, Pa., and the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum in this city, honored police officer Alvin Robinson, during an Awards Breakfast sponsored by CPAAM, for his work with students struggling with drugs, gangs and low self-esteem.

    Briefly, Mr. Robinson has worked as an officer in the Reading school district teaching the DARE program and now the GREAT program. These programs are instumental in teaching elementary and middle school students to be self confident by building their self esteem and shows them how to say no to drugs and gangs. He also works as a patrol officer throughout the city.

    Police officer Robinson is also a wonderful husband and father of three children. He loves his church, Bethel AME of Reading. He attends Sunday School, and is very supportive of the Men of Valor and other organizations. He referees basketball and football throughout Berks County in Pennsylvania.

    He graduated from Millersville University in Pa., became involved with the NAACP, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Berks County, No Drugs and anti-drugs organizations, Matchpoint Tennis Club and the PIAA Referee Association.

    So you can gather, officer Robinson is an exceptional public servant both in and out of uniform! He's highly visable and respected throughout the City of Reading, Pennsylvania!

    May 9, 2009 at 11:42 pm |
  4. Pam Toll Park Forest

    I have had a difficult few years with some serious harrassment, that local law enforcement didn't address. Upon chatting online and blogging about what happened to me, many law enforcement and FBI agents, families, friends and persons who were interested in the truth i discovered, on their own time, donated time and energy to looking into an organized military style operation that was encased around me and my time. I also thank without personal contact many top rock stars, actors and high profile persons with interest in seeking out the victimization of the real 9-11 witness!

    There was a series of phony arrests that occured . I was forced as a prisoner into the COOK COUNTY JAIL. A hero, secretly entered at nite and talked to me thru the jail walls to find out what was happening , how i was being threatened and what was taking place. As a result of those secret nite visits, I was afforded protection In the jail, in the court room and there after, he hired a team of cops to watch out for me. Later calling them Angels, they were relatives of people in govt and or law enforcement who would show up and talk to me about what was going on. I had a whole network of Angels, and secret eyes and ears.. watching out for me. The trouble I endured never stopped, but i know alot of people put themselves on the line and crossed it to assist me. The only thing I did was tell the truth . it was big, significant and had a huge impact on me . I feel that thru this secret network , they saved my life. Many people moved on, and the situation has changed. But there is a hero in you.. and I know its way more than saving cats in trees and writing speeding tickets. You all are my heros and I know in my heart that you are with me, although you arent anymore. I will never forget you and remember you seperate and apart from anyone else!

    May 10, 2009 at 9:53 am |
  5. Laurie

    Kyra,
    Me and my husband paid off 70-k dollars in credit card debt in four years thru a debt management program. What they don't tell you is that it's the same as bankruptcy. Once we were debt free we couldn't even get a single credit card for my husband's emergency business expenses. The problem in this country is the Credit Rating System. It's arbitrary and was designed by bankers for bankers. There is nothing in our credit rating history about the fact that we paid thousands and thousands of dollars in debt off in four years. The Obama Adminstration or Congress needs to tackle the credit rating system which only perpertuates this nation's class systerm, especially now with the mortgage crisis.

    May 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

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