re: Parker PD During Black Lives Matter Protest

Chief Tsurapas, On behalf of the more than 80 members of the Downtown Business Alliance of Parker, we wanted to thank the officers and staff of the Parker Police Department for their efforts at the recent rally and march in downtown to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Many members of our board were present downtown that evening and witnessed first-hand the professionalism and respect with which the department’s representatives treated the orderly rally and subsequent march. We appreciate you pulling together the resources of area departments as well, including the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, The Lone Tree Police Department and others. Frankly, we think the emphasis on community based policing is a major differentiator from other departments and likely helped keep the event orderly. We’re proud of how Parker was portrayed that evening by the local news outlets, as well as the Parker Chronicle. We showed other cities that our residents can express our freedoms of speech and peaceable assembly, while respecting the rights and beliefs of others. What a fine chief you’ll make, sir. We’re supportive of the Town Council’s decision to make your “interim” appointment permanent. Let us know how the businesses of downtown Parker can best support our law enforcement officers.

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