I’ve had the privilege to personally speak with several Metro Police officers. Our first responders and law enforcement are key to safety and preservation of Nashville tourism and residents. They should all be compensated with a fair and decent wage for the amazing duties they perform each and everyday, and often with threat on their own personal lives.
But, do you know what I hear most from them? They want to be supported. Their biggest request is a want to believe that our city and administration has their back while they have ours. It’s about building motivation within the departments themselves and not allowing politics to reduce their values to protect, for fear of ridicule by government bureaucracy. Remove unfair political gestures from these amazing men and women, and truly support Law Enforcement.