Letter: Pair up police officers

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

Since my wife and I moved to Utah in 2007, we have read in the Deseret News about three police officers in the interim who were killed when stopping either to issue tickets for faulty driving, or simply to offer assistance. In each of those instances, there was only one police officer involved.

In another state where we lived previously, policemen were paired; one would approach from the driver's side of the car, the other from the passenger side.

Why don't the cities, counties or even the state here in Utah use that same procedure? Surely, the lives of police officers must be more important than the expense of changing to two-officer approaches to cars. And think of what such deaths mean to these families, who have been deprived of these valiant men and women.

Harold Nufer

Lehi

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