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Editor:
I am writing in response to Jimmie Clemon’s Letter to the Editor in the April 24th edition of the Hartselle Enquirer.
I will not speak to the comment regarding the speed trap except to say that I have been driving in Falkville for over 45 years and I’ve never had a ticket in Falkville or anywhere else. I try very hard to obey the laws and limits.
I do, however, wish to address the comment that there is nothing of importance in Falkville. I beg your pardon!
There are a lot of businesses in Falkville that are owned and operated by honest, hard-working people that care about our community and the people in it.
We are people who pay our taxes and who are quick to respond when a neighbor has a need.
We have wonderful churches in Falkville that cross denominational lines to help each other and to enjoy a sweet fellowship with one another.
We have many kind, caring and loving people in Falkville. This is very important!
How do I know these things? I have lived 55 of my 62 years in and around Falkville and I happen to own and operate a business on the corner at this “one light” in Falkville.
I think an apology is in order.
Ms. Editor, I think you summed it up with your title for this letter – “Driver mad about ticket”.
Ronna Halbrooks
Falkville
Officer’s wife refutes letter
Editor:
I am writing in response to the comments made by Mrs. Clemons in last week’s paper about Falkville Police.
Falkville is not a speed trap. Our officers do not prey on innocent people just to get money for the town. They actually go out and do their job. When people speed and break other laws that this state has made, our officers uphold the law.
I’m thankful for our men and women, not only in Falkville, but in every town in this fine country. They put their lives in the line every time they walk out of their house, not just every time they go on duty. Too many citizens want to complain and lie about our officers, yet they expect them to smile and be polite every time you see them. They are human. They have good days and bad days; they have families at home that see the pain they go through. As a police wife, I see first hand what people do to our officers. I, along with all the other police families, sit at home and beg God to keep our men and women safe. We listen to our children pray and talk about their fears that daddy won’t come home. We eat suppers by ourselves and spend holidays without our officers because they are out protecting us and helping the people that persecute them. Our children wonder why their daddies aren’t at their ball games and plays and we as mothers have to comfort them and tell them that daddy is out protecting us. I could go on forever about a police family’s life and what we miss and what we fear.
Please remember that the next time you see an officer, thank God for him or her. And if you don’t want a ticket, don’t speed. If you don’t want to be arrested, don’t break the law. You’ll need them one day, and despite what you have said or done to them, they will come to your rescue.
April Free
Falkville

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