Reserve police officer a joy to behold amid the race-baiting
I want to give well-earned credit to the reserve police officer performing his duty at the junction of the Railway Trail and Somerset Road on Bermuda Day for his professionalism, pleasing jovial personality, firmness and for being tremendously calm under pressure.
His Bermuda Day was spent in part performing a community service for us on what should be a happy day for all but turned into an unpleasant beginning. The officer had received his instruction to close off all traffic west of Somerset Bridge. It wasn’t long before vehicles backed up on the Railway Trail where some motorists alighted from their vehicles and began berating him and being downright nasty — constantly degrading him, calling him an idiot and stupid because they needed to get to work and he was preventing them.
One even used the officer’s race as a reason he was preventing them from driving off. The officer kept his calm, stood firm and did his duty, averting what could have been an unpleasant incident on such a Bermudaful day.
I would like to advise that on Bermuda Day, everyone travelling on our roads should familiarise themselves with the time the cycle and running races start and which roads are closed off accordingly. If you have to get to work, then you must leave earlier to prevent any discord. The police are not at fault if you are late for work.
Many thanks to the Bermuda Police Service for a job well done on our Bermuda Day.