When I read Joe Stelpflug’s letter ["Beer Tourists, Beware of Gorges State Park," July 16, Xpress], I was not at all surprised by the pompous attitude possessed by the Gorges State Park ranger he encountered on the July Fourth holiday.
For some reason, in most instances, law enforcement officers believe that a badge gives them an excuse to disrespect and harrass the very people they have sworn to protect and serve and treat them with complete disrespect!
If it had been me, my mouth would probably have gotten me put in jail.
I’m so sick of their “above the law attitudes,” disrespect for their common man and out and out corruption that seems so commonplace among law enforcement officers these days!
And believe me! I’ve had a very difficult time referring to them as law enforcement officers as I’ve written this letter! Yet, over years and years and years, people just turn their heads the other way! Sickening!