This story takes “Police lives matter” to a whole new level!

If we are going to be taxed up the wazoo by our state or federal government, you would think it would be of the utmost importance to make sure that money makes it towards the services we need most.

And I’d put, you know, police officers and firemen at the top of the list.

take our poll - story continues below

Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?

  • Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Political Cowboy updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Especially in a state where it’s not exactly easy to obtain a firearm to protect yourself.

Trending: ‘First Man’ Tanks at the Box Office After Massive Flag Controversy

And considering police forces are made up of, you know, people, it’s important that these people have what they need not only to get their jobs done, but to preserve their own lives in the process.

One Massachuttes town, apparently, has seriously failed at doing this, as their entire police force resigned all at once.

The Daily Wire has the story:

he Massachusetts State Police are now responsible for protecting the residents of a small town in Massachusetts after its entire four-member police department resigned on Monday, citing unsafe work conditions.

In a resignation letter submitted to city officials on Monday, the entirety of the Blandford Police Department — which consisted of Interim Police Chief Roberta Sarnacki and three officers — said they simply could not continue to serve because of inadequate and decrepit equipment that put their lives in danger.

“The officers said the town’s police cruisers are in such bad shape they often have to answer calls in their personal vehicles,” Boston CBS reports. “They said their police radios don’t work in some parts of the town and bulletproof vests are beyond their expiration dates and fit poorly to begin with.”

The announcement was made to the community via Facebook, where residents were urged to call 911 as they usually would in case of emergency:

Attention Blandford residents: If you have a police, fire or medical emergency, please continue to call 911 as you…

Posted by Blandford Police Department on Monday, July 30, 2018

The Blandford Police Department is now marked “Closed” on their official Facebook page.

Yikes!

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.