Three cheers for ‘boys in blue’

EDITOR – I have often heard it said a ‘policeman’s lot is not a happy one’.

With the headline reading ‘Force taking changes in its stride’ (Market Rasen Mail, Wednesday, August 15, 2012) and thus going by what Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes has to say in his two-part adaptation, I presume this will one day fall into the lap of Steven Spielberg under the film title ‘May The Dwindling Force Be With You’.

And as I looked at those three mug shots of Neil on page 10, sat behind his desk as if pleading with the expression in waving his hands about as if to say: “I’ll go back on the beat tomorrow myself if it would only please Joe public to see a copper in uniform every full moon.”

So let’s give him and the boys and girls three cheers, because when you read of the likes 
of Lord Prescott gunning as a candidate across the river to become commissioner for Humberside Police you know full well you’ve got your own work cut out.

Nino Hoblyn

North Street, Caistor