Before calling to defund the police, listen to this former secret service agent

by Leah Rosenberg

How is it possible that ANYONE is calling to defund the police? Do people care about life? If so, they would NOT do what they are doing to policemen.

Do NOT Defund the Police

“Life is precious.” That is the line that Rep. Jim Jordan kept quoting from George Floyd’s brother. It is sad that what is happening today in America shows that so many do not think life is precious. They are destroying life. They are destroying the lives even of those whose job it is to protect life.

Former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino shared some strong words. And he hit the nail on the head. People want to defund the police and dismantle the police force. But then who will protect life? Are those people calling to do away with policemen promising to be there and protect their communities? Are they promising to stop crime and murder?

Painful Letter from Policeman

In an op-ed on a website called, which is operated by those in the law enforcement, a policeman wrote a heartbreaking open letter to Americans. It is titled, “America, We are Leaving.” Without even reading the letter, you can imagine how police officers feel. Did Americans forget that they are humans? Did Americans forget that their lives matter, too? That they have dedicated their lives to protecting people?

Here are some of the heart-wrenching words from the letter by Oklahoma police major Travis Yates:

This is the hardest thing I have written.

I grew up in a law enforcement family. My father worked his way up to the rank to Captain at the Ft. Smith (AR) Police Department. As I kid I remember going with him on Friday to pick up his check and I was in awe of these super heroes he worked around…

It’s not that law enforcement has changed for the worse but everything around it has.

The mentally ill used to get treatment and now they just send cops. Kids used to be taught respect and now it’s cool to be disrespectful.

Supervisors used to back you when you were right but now they accuse you of being wrong in order to appease crazy people.

Parents used to get mad at their kids for getting arrested and now they get mad at us.

The media used to highlight the positive contribution our profession gave to society and now they either ignore it or twist the truth for controversy to line their own pockets…

We used to be able to testify in court and we were believed. Now, unless there is video from three different angles, no one cares what you have to say.

With all this talk about racism and racist cops, I’ve never seen people treated differently because of their race. And while I know that cowards that have never done this job will call me racist for saying it, all I’ve ever seen was criminal behavior and cops trying to stop it and they didn’t give a rip what their skin color was.

…it’s been the greatest opportunity of my life to do this job. I would have recommended it to anyone and I secretly hoped one of my kids would do it one day.

They would have been a 4th Generation Cop.

But today, all of that is over. I wouldn’t wish this job on my worst enemy. I would never send anyone I cared about into the hell that this profession has become.

It’s the only job you can do everything right and lose everything.

It’s the only job where the same citizens you risk your life for hate you for it…

Cowards are all around us. From chiefs to sheriffs to politicians, no one has our back. Now, the little we have, we are told they are going to defund us or even abolish us. Citizens with a political agenda will reign over us and all you have to do is wake up and put on a uniform to be a racist. This weekend I received death threats for just doing my job. It would have been outrageous a decade ago and made national news. Now, it’s just a Monday. There will be more threats, more accusations of racism and more lies told about us. I used to talk cops out of leaving the job. Now I’m encouraging them.

It’s over America. You finally did it.

You aren’t going to have to abolish the police, we won’t be around for it.

(Click here to read the full letter)


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