Police should know better than anybody that crime doesn't pay

August 23, 2012

Isn't the purpose of prison to punish offenders and serve as a deterrent to others ("Police get no break in prison," Aug. 20)? And don't police know the law of the land?

Serving time in jail is not mandatory, it is the result of the choices people make. If one makes a bad choice then the result is jail time. Why should police officers be given preferential treatment?

There is a saying every police officer should know: "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime." The choice is theirs to make.

Tom Shettle, Timonium

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