A few months ago the media in Scotland was full of glaring headlines making an issue about armed police officers being seen, carrying sidearms, in places such as shops or walking from one place to another. Usually focussing on the officers having the audacity to go and buy something to eat or similar.
The outrage seemed to be limited to a few politicians and newspapers as the vast majority of people actually spoken to took a far more pragmatic view. Read More…
I must start by paying respects to the fallen in the horrific attacks in France yesterday and today. All of the victims, be they journalists, cartoonists or police officers, simply turned up for work. All expected to go home – none of them did.
There is no justification for what happened at all and I am deeply saddened by the event.
As a fellow police officer, I pay tribute to the bravery of the murdered officers who went to defend freedom and the public and paid with their lives.