God always sends a blessing to help you stay the course

When you take a stand that may be unpopular but needs to be taken, you do wonder if your efforts are worthwhile. There are many who will make it their business to attack your character and disparage your name and reputation — at any cost. At times like that when you may feel a little off, God always sends a blessing.

And such was a blessing that came my way from a law enforcement officer in my hometown of Atlanta. But what made this a particularly special blessing is that this officer patrols my old neighborhood, the historic Fourth Ward. My first home was located at 651 Kennesaw Ave. My high school was Henry Grady. My church was Fort Street United Methodist on Boulevard. And my elementary school was Our Lady of Lourdes at the intersection of Boulevard and Auburn Ave. This officer and his team safeguards my personal history.

This is the same community that gave us Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I am so very proud to be from that neighborhood, with truly humble beginnings. However, I am more honored to know there are men and women such as this officer who are patrolling my ol’ neighborhood and perhaps allowing another Allen West to grow up in a safe environment.

To the men and women who patrol the Fourth Ward, thanks, and God bless you. To the officer who sent me the following message, may God bless you and your family, as you have blessed me. Next time I’m in Atlanta, get ready, I’m going on a right-seat patrol ride with you — if your supervisor will approve. And after the patrol ride, I look forward to slamming down some ice-cold cranberry juice and telling tall tales.

This simple note from an everyday hero is both humbling and inspiring.

Steadfast and Loyal, Officer R.J.

I am a City of Atlanta Police Officer. I operate on a crime suppression team that focuses its efforts in the Old Fourth Ward. Mr. West came from this community. Over the past few years he has served as an inspiration for my team. We operate in one of the harshest anti-police environments and knowing that a man like Mr. West came from this community has helped us get through some of our toughest situations. Often at the start of our shift, you can find our team huddled around a computer reading the latest from Mr. West. Those moments have often strengthened our beliefs enough to allow us to do what needed to be done. I know Mr. West is a busy man, but if you could forward this email to Mr. West it may serve as a little inspiration to know that he is appreciated. If he is ever in Atlanta and can make the time, I know that my team would love to take him out for a drink at our local “cop” bar and maybe give him a tour of his old neighborhood.

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LTC West – thank you so much for your courageous and beautifully written speech you gave at a recent conference for young conservative leaders. This email from a policeman in your old neighborhood is a treasure, as are you and Angela. God bless you and strength for the day and bright hope for tomorrow.

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LTC West – thank you so much for your courageous and beautifully written speech you gave at a recent conference for young conservative leaders. This email from a policeman in your old neighborhood is a treasure, as are you and Angela. God bless you and give you strength for the day and bright hope for tomorrow.

4MeNoRinos
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Thank you for sharing that wonderful letter.

Kay Johnson
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I’m glad that letter inspired you and that your posts inspire others. Keep on keeping on.

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LTC West – fellow Redleg. Am proud of you! God Bless you and your family. I currently live in Athens, GA. Graduated Ga State Univ. Keep up the Fire!

Netties Petrone
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God bless you, Mr. West. Thank you for your tireless efforts to keep America FREE.

DublinIreland
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What a wonderful blessing and so well deserved.

1m
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Absolutely WONDERFUL. It is nice to read heart warming stories instead of the negative the permeates our world at the present. We need to be thankful more often to those how inspire us and build us up.

daisy52
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Nice! We do need more LTC Wests! 🙂

Snowfazam12
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Beautiful!!

MotherBatherick
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Looks like we have another Guardian of the Republic.
Thank you, Officer R.J.!

Southern Xposure
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Would make my day also

Vincent Smith
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These are the men we need to lead us, not Obama Reid Clinton etc etc etc

Brandon
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They are supposed to represent us, not lead us.

John Queue
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Sue your local school board for failure to educate your ignorant, moronic azz.

Brandon
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Please refer to my last reply to “whoseline” below. No need to repeat myself.

whoselineisitanyway
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Jesus, some people are so stupid, AND THAT IS YOU, BRANDON

Brandon
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Wow, tyranny much. I hear they’re offering free kool-aid at the RNC/DNC. Pick your color, red or blue. But, be warned, they’re both poisoned with Statism. Of course, I’m guessing you’re already drunk off of it and could care less. ::smh::

whoselineisitanyway
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BRANDON: You’re still a dickhe**. I am Tea Party, I believe we have let the government get too big. Also, I think that there are some people that should be expelled from this country and you are at the top of the list AZZHAT

Brandon
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Tea Party? I doubt they would approve of your childish name calling. That’s more of a Lefty tactic, for sure, and only reflects your lack of ability to engage others in an intelligent discourse. You should cut it out. It only makes you look very small and automatically discredits any arguments that you frame in that manner. Let me make my original two points clear. If you look to the government for leadership, you ARE a Statist. Yes, we want people in government who are capable leaders. That’s so they can effectively run the government in our stead. They are… Read more »
Mark Davies
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You are also an inspiration & blessing to me Mr West!

Scott Weldy
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I am a 30 yr retired peace officer from Cali and Mr. West has always been an inspiration to all my buddies in law enforcement. Thank you officer from the APD. My nephew Chad just graduated from your academy and I hope that he follows in your footsteps. Thank you both for your dedication and be safe.

thatindividual
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so true, thank you for sharing the wonderful message of strength and reminding us.

Terry Conley
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Funny sometimes, the people that inspire you, in return you inspire them.

Chris
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Awesome!

liberalssuck
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Simply awesome!! God bless you all!

Robert Jones
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Police officers maintain close watch over the safety and wellbeing of others, having taken a solemn oath to do so, much like our military. Those on the front lines really understand what our countries issues are and deal with them constantly. Politicians invent paper issues, magnify them and profess to be working on them. All the while the real needs and issues go ignored like someone else’s problem to solve.
Allen West is focused on what matters in America and ignores nothing. May God bless the man.