Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Waveland Police


City of Waveland
335 Coleman Avenue
Bldg. 8
Waveland, MS 39576

I am in semi-constant contact with Lt. Mac Cowand of the Waveland Police Department.

The tale he tells of life since The Storm is heroing. Due to the stress of the storm and life following - life histories lost, houses lost, citizens dying from The Storm, 30% of their force resigned.

If you are a cop, were a cop, or thinking of becoming a cop, consider this for just a few moments... You're trying to serve and protect a community and can do nothingto save it from such a powerful storm - even though that's what you swore you would do. You would protect them and you couldn't. Then, out of homes for 8000, only 35 remained standing. Not inhabitable, STANDING. How do you serve that? Your own home, your equipment, your patrol cars, your personal vehicles, are all lost. And, because of geography, your town is isolated. Then, 30% of the force resigns due to this stress. You can't blame them. And finally, due to no tax base, you're probably going to lose another 20% - one of which might be you.

It isn't until more than 8 months after the storm you get a new fleet of patrol cars and get fitted for new uniforms, new body armor.

Violent crime is on the rise. You read about it in the papers, but you are also experiencing it. All of these FEMAvilles, coupled with the chronic stress of the situation on the citizens is increasing the rate of violent crime, the ferocity of the violence and the rate of the crime on YOU - the police who are reduced in numbers, but no less bound to serve and protect.

Do you, as a citizen or fellow police officer, think they need help?



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