I Have Your Six


By Stephanie Ashley

I think it is safe to say that in the last few weeks we have all had a lot of bad days. The weeks since COVID-19 shutdown our Town, the Nation, and the World, we have all been burdened with added strain, stress and heartbreak to our lives. Nothing will change what has happened, but we can change what will. As we look in the wake of the recent tragedies, there are so many wrongs, but let’s not loop all police officers into the behavior as unacceptable as those in the news.

To the men and women of the Greenwich Police Department, I want to say Thank you for your service. I am in awe of the steadfast leadership of Chief Jim Heavey that has made our Town’s police department the community partner that it is. The men and women who put on the uniform at the start of a shift, that watch each others back, and above all else, protect and serve us; never question their career choice. For that I am thankful.

Thank you for protecting our community and keeping us safe. Thank you for giving up holidays, birthdays and family gatherings. Thank you for missing school events and sports games. When duty calls, you respond. Thank you to your families, as well, for allowing you to do your job. Thank you for risking your life for mine. Thank you for putting my family’s safety above yours. Thank you for volunteering in the community and giving back to so many. Thank you for being role models to the youth. Thank you for your service.

I, for one, have your six.

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