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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Much Bigger Issue Here
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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Much Bigger Issue Here

I have great respect for the Alexandria Police Department having worked with them for 15 years as a probation and parole officer.

However, I take exception to remarks attributed to the Chief Mike Brown on the police officer's firing of his weapon at the George Washington Middle School.

Chief Brown said the officer was embarrassed "and on behalf of the APD we apologize for any inconvenience." His remarks ended with, "I can only imagine how embarrassed he might be and some of the ribbing he might be getting from his colleagues."

This is not an embarrassment. It is not an inconvenience. It is not something to rib someone about. It is about a deadly weapon being fired in a middle school.

Arm our teachers? I don't think so.

Kevin Bergen

Alexandria