To Chief Acevedo, all the Austin Police Department and the Austin Police Officers who worked the B. L. Joyce Parade,
I am filing this report or sending you this email because I want it known by all. That in these times when police departments and police in particular across this country are being disrespected and being treated unjustly, it should and must be known that it is totally unfair to all police officers that this the case. So to create balance for all the bad that is said about the police, here's what I've got to say about our police in Austin.
That Austin Police are first our friends and our family - our protectors. On June 1, 2016 we held a parade called the B. L. Joyce Parade. We have held it for 6 years. And each year the Austin Police have rode in the parade and protected the participants every step of the way, from Blackshear Elementary school to the Carver Museum and the back. 500, students, parents, family, teachers and school staff. It was an enjoyable day for all. Our Austin Police made it possible. They block off Rosewood between Chicon and Angelina. They talked to students who had many questions. They had lunch with the kids. They are just great.
All I can say is how wonderful the Austin Police are. The Austin Police Department deserve an award for humanity and love. I wish you could have seen the looks in the officers eyes that day. Those officers are the fathers and sons, the husbands and wives and the friends and family to all of us in Austin. They understood and understand what community building is all about. They have a hard job which sometimes places them in harms way. But to see those officers of all colors enjoying the time they spent with the children, while making and keeping the children lives SAFE. Makes me happy! I am Happy to know that you all are there for both the easy times and the hard times. From the top to the bottom, from the left to the right of my heart I thank you for all you do for us all....every second of everyday!
No matter what you are going though in you own lives. I was glad you were and are always there,