Protestor arrested at military base thanks cops for professionalism
Russell De Young sent a heartfelt letter to the Hampton Police Department thanking them for their handling of the incident
By PoliceOne Staff
HAMPTON, Va. — One of six Christian anti-war protestors arrested at an Air Force base has thanked officers for their professionalism.
According to WVEC, protestor Russell De Young sent a heartfelt letter to the Hampton Police Department thanking them for their handling of the incident.
De Young wrote in the letter that police, “treated us [protestors] with concern for our safety, gentleness in executing their duties, and an appreciation for expressing out right to address concerns we have about our government.”
Arrested protestor writes complementary letter to HPD. pic.twitter.com/e3P7Y9DMW5— Hampton VA Police (@HamptonVAPolice) April 25, 2014
The Hampton Police Department shared the letter with the public via Twitter.
The arrests were a result of a group of about 20 people blocking the entrance to a gate at Langley Air Force Base.
The protest occurred as about 200 airmen returned to the base after a nearly four-month deployment to Kadena Air Base in Japan, WAVY reported.