SEATTLE — While Seattle’s population is skyrocketing, the number of police officers has practically stayed the same as it was in the 1970s, according to the Seattle Police Guild.
But now, a union leader says, there is a bigger problem.
“I have never seen the number of officers who are leaving and the way they are leaving,” Seattle Police Guild Vice President Rich O’Neill said.
The Seattle Police Department says 41 officers have left the force, something that’s not unusual due to retirements, but another source within the department told Q13 News that 20 of those officers left Seattle for other city and county law enforcement agencies.
The source says the number of younger officers leaving the force and frustrated over city politics is higher than usual.
“Worker bees on the street, they don’t feel appreciated. I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” said the source.
The union calls what’s happening a mass exodus — something it says will have a direct impact on public safety.
“Less officers on the streets, less safe for the citizens — and when you have all these officers you have invested all this money in and they are leaving for Tacoma, Olympia, Pierce County and Snohomish County,” O’Neill said.
O’Neill says many officers are afraid to do their jobs.
“It’s just depressing to serve in a place where many City Council members who are coming out at times with negative comments about the police,” O’Neill said.
Liberals are cowards, plain and simple. They complain and cry and whine that police are mean, evil psychopaths who are committing atrocities, but then the SECOND that they get in any sort of self-caused trouble, they demand the police help them out. We’ve seen this dozens of times before en masse.
We saw it at Berkeley, for example, where hundreds of crybaby liberal Antifa members physically assaulted innocent conservatives just trying to attend a speech. Then the second that the conservatives fought back, they demanded that the very same cops who they harassed before, stand up for them!
Well, unfortunately for them, it seems that Seattle cops have absolutely had it up to here with liberal policies. According to Fox News, a wave of police officers has gotten fed up with Seattle politics and policies, and are now leaving the city en masse.