"A rare sighting.an officer who helps" those were the words posted by Hartford City Councilperson rJo Winch on her Facebook page this week.
What are you thinking?Leadership and use of social media by a so called "leader requires some discretion . And it also requires some level of factuality and honesty also. Can the Councilwoman really say she is unaware of good deeds being done every day by Hartford Police Officers.
At the very least Winch should be able to praise the efforts of Hartford detectives and officers who brought the homicide of her nephew recently to a prompt closure with an arrest. Not to mention all of the other officers she apparently doesn't see , or doesn't want to see, in our neighborhoods every day.
Leadership also requires building bridges by our elected officials, not tearing them down with sarcastic comments on social media. In this day and age of "open season" on our Police Officer's the Councilwoman should be working to build better relationships rather than throwing fuel on a fire, and a fire that doesn't exist yet in our community. And one we definitely don't need.
Here are a few links below to possibly refresh the good Councilwoman's memory