I just edited a thread that started some weeks ago, and deleted another. I am sitting here really weary of the law enforcement bashing that sometimes goes on here. Here is a corps of men and women dedicated to protecting Alaskans and our fish & wildlife resources, and we give them this?
The reality for me is that I have known many Alaska state troopers, city policemen, and fish & wildlife officers over 30+ years, and with VERY few exceptions, they have been men and women I have been proud to know.
I understand they make mistakes. I also understand that there might be a few officers in Alaska unworthy of the badge they wear. That is true of every profession. We're all just ordinary mortals here.
If you've got a beef with the way Troopers interpreted the laws and regulations as it related to you, say so, but leave the officer's name and race out of it. If the individual officer did a poor job, make an appointment to see his supervisor and explain the situation. If it's a system problem, talk about it here, and work to change the way the system works.
Let's instead give honor to the vast majority of Alaska's law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day for you and me and the resources we love.