Viewpoint: August 21, 2012

Our hearts and prayers go out to the friends, family and co-workers of the two St. John Parish deputies killed and the deputies injured in last week's deadly ambush.

We still don't know all the details of how and why this horrific crime happened. But, we do know that loved ones and an entire community are grieving. Not just the community where they lived, but the community and brotherhood of law enforcement across this state and this entire country.

Sheriff Mike Tregre was overwhelmed by the support of fellow officers. They have a special bond. Those in law enforcement put their lives on the line every day. That's something the rest of us should never take for granted.

In fact, we should remember to thank those who put their lives at risk to keep us safe.