Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, and the Pittsburgh Police Department, have asked Steeler Fans to wear memorial shirts to Sundays nationally televised game against the San Diego Chargers. Three months ago tomorrow, three Pittsburgh Police Officers were gunned down in Line of Duty. See http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/sports/21182832/detail.html.
I mean no disrespect towards the fallen officers, or the Pittsburgh Police Department. But why this Sunday? Why pick a day, which justs happens to fall on the National Firefighter Memorial Weekend, to honor fallen police officers? What about those members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, Penn Hills Fire Departments, Monroeville Fire Department(s), Munhall Fire Department, and the other department throughout Western Pennsylvania who have suffered a Line of Duty Death? At the minimum, who not declare some form of Proclomation that honors all Public Safety Personnel who have lost their lives in the Line of Duty, and honor all of them during the game.
No, instead, we take a weekend designated to honoring our fallen firefighters, cast them aside, and ask the City to honor fallen Police Officers.
And we still wonder why firefighters get so little respect......