Scene in Edmonds: Remembering Officer Steffins

The memorial outside the City of Edmonds Public Safety building continues to grow for Tyler Steffins, the Edmonds police officer who died after being stabbed while off duty in Las Vegas March 26. (Photo by Carl Zapora)
  1. There is No respect for human life by some folks, I haven’t seen this type of total disrespect or disregard for Law enforcement, Firefighters, School staff, the list goes on and on since I have been alive, the Us vs Them mentality has to change, to WE ARE ONE. If we don’t history will repeat itself and it won’t end well!.
    Fund the Police, Fund the First Responders, Support your Schools, Just be respectful of others .

  2. What is right and what is wrong doesn’t seem to be based on any sort of real objective truth anymore. Right has become whatever your favorite tribe or whomever you identify with says is right and how many “likes” your view of the world seems to get on social media. It’s all about polls, how big the crowds are, or what the ratings say.

    People aren’t held accountable unless our politically correct prosecutors are absolutely sure they can get a conviction. As a result, objective right or wrong rarely gets discussed and fairly adjudicated in courts anymore. It’s just how high can you throw it and make it stick. If it isn’t easy, just forget it and go with the flow. You just can’t risk losing the battle over what is popular at any given moment in time, even if you go on to lose the war.

    Here was a simple dedicated law enforcement officer probably trying to vacation and have a good time for awhile when he saw something that just objectively speaking wasn’t right. He chose to try to influence or stop some sort of objective wrong (like maybe animal abuse) and he pays with his life because as a society, we don’t care enough to see that the mentally ill are treated and the objectively determined just plain evil people are put in jail to protect the innocent and good among us.

    We let mad men run the world because we just can’t decide what is really evil and then do something direct and effective about it. As a people, we are now paralyzed by fear of highly armed crazy people, drug addicts, often desperate homeless people and doomsday weapons rather than choosing to be free in spirit and to act based on real wisdom and what is objective truth and fact. Officer Steffins chose acting over fear. We honor him as a result. Not enough of his type people in the world anymore is our real problem.

  3. Carl, a nice photo, showing the tribute to
    Officer Steffins. It is so sad, we do not really understand mental health nor recognize it, the larger issue we are not investing in it.

  4. Mr Wright,

    You sir are a fabulous insightful writer! Thank you for your follow-up on a issue that plagues the entire USA it’s much appreciated,

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