Honestly, I am ALL for the death penalty but coins to commemerate (sp?) an
execution is weird.If I were on the firing squad I wouldn't want
Over on KSL's website, they clarified this story a bit better. The medals and
now coins are used for recognizing any type of action an officer takes that goes
above and beyond their normal duties. An officer that prevents a prisoner
escape, assists in quelling a riot or anything of that level would receive one
of these coins/medals. It's essentially similar to receiving a certificate of
recognition for doing a good job. And to Tom Smith... funny
observation of law enforcement. My brother and the associates of his that I've
met are very down to earth, friendly, family oriented people. Your observations
seem to be a wee biased... possibly due to a few bad run ins with the law?
Gang members used to get a tear drop tattoo under their eye for each killing.Some folks' commemoratives are another folks' murderobilia.How the establishment media reports it depends on which gang you belong to.
Tom, you obviously haven't actually talked to a cop (at least sober). It is nice that they recognize these people for what is a hard job, but
nescessary for now.
what a disgusting practice.
Here is another entrepreneurial opportunity... Someone should strike a special
coin commemorating officers lost in the line of duty and have it distributed by
What other "Awards and Recognitions" do law enforcement officer get (lumping
prison guards with the rest of the beasts). Is there special recognition for a
shoot out? there sure seems to be a lot of cops in Utah drawing their guns
these days--perhaps this is why we are hearing so much more about gun duels,
they get a medal. Such Bravado!!! What about officers that lead the department
in traffic citations, or drug arrests, or quantity of drugs captures? Is it
obvious that to be a cop you have to first be a bully or thug? Spend 2 minutes
talking to a cop and you will know what makes them tick-- it is a license to
harass and push people around. And now we reward this behavior with medals!!
Gonefishin67:I agree that we owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women
of law enforcement, including those involved in the execution of capital
offenders. However, I think a handshake would suffice. We do not need to create
mementos to show appreciation.
This is beyond sick.
and i dont have to add only a note that its just my comment
Rose: Of course they do! Why do you think the crucifix sells so well as jewelry?
That kind of pin Most Dont want to be reminded of DEATH
I think it's creepy.
"missed it by that much" Max Smart used to say. This isn't about celebrating a
death or how much these men get paid. The point is recognition for a job well
done. The day a boss can't find money in the budget to show appreciation for
those who go above and beyond his/her/there call of duty it will be a sad day
for our society. I for one would like to thank these men for dealing with these
animals so they don't show up on my door or at my children's school.
I find that in a period of such tight budgets, laying off employees, etc. the
Corrections' administration is wasting funds on decorative pins. Where are our
check & balances?
dcj07: "I would hope we pay them well and that our government sees to their
needs with an ample benefits package. This should be reward enough for doing the
job for which they were hired."It would be nice if the State did do
what you hoped. Instead they are intenet of taking away more and more.
I am pro-capital punishment. I feel that it is appropriate when deemed
necessary and correct by a court of law.However, this is in very
poor taste. We pay these individuals to do a distasteful job in our prisons,
whether it be the 30 year felon or someone on death row. I would hope we pay
them well and that our government sees to their needs with an ample benefits
package. This should be reward enough for doing the job for which they were
hired.A commemorative coin marking the taking of anothers life,
regardless of the circumstances is in my opinion an unnecessary expense and is
akin to dancing on someones grave. Can we not just say thank you for a job well
done and carry on?
This sounds a little bizarre to me. If they want to brag about their
involvement, why don't they put a tattoo on their forehead?
is it not already too expensive to get this done?