Excerpt from "Between the Lines" column in today's Sunday Register, June 17, 2012:
SPD officer Sean Orman has agreed to protect and serve. He gets paid to do that. Orman was putting his life on the line in that parking lot that day. He might have done that again this past weekend. He probably did. The danger that lurks should never be underestimated. The community and the police department know that. And the community is grateful for Orman’s service and the service every officer seeks to provide.
But acknowledging a situation could have been handled better is not surrender. It’s an opportunity to improve services and improve performance. Denying mistakes does the opposite.
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