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Responding to alarms

Jan. 11th

Dear Editor:

On Jan. 10, in the 8100 Block of Winnetka, over a dozen police officers, detectives, a helicopter, two rescue ambulances, one fire truck and traffic officers responded to a drug-crazed man in traffic.

[Using] the argument of understaffing to [not] respond to code 30 alarms rings hollow when compared to such over-kill in response to such incidents.

Responding to alarms may not be glamorous or exciting, but it does give officers an up-close-and-personal glimpse of the neighborhoods and citizens they are sworn to protect and to serve.


Roger B. Huntman
Woodland Hills