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TACOMA: City workers have special status?

Letter by Terry Kuehn, Tacoma on July 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm | 13 Comments »
July 29, 2010 9:09 am

Regarding the recent shooting death of a Tacoma employee, can we now expect that each time “one of their own” dies or is killed that the city will fly flags at half-staff and then have a public memorial at the Tacoma Dome to honor the deceased?

There is no place in society for “sacred cows,” plain and simple. And that means no police officer, no sheriff’s deputy, no state patrol officer and no firefighter in this country is any more important than any of us.

Possibly someone could interpret for me just what the term “one of their own” really means.

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