We don’t think the LaPorte incident should be ignored by fairgoers, but we also don’t think it should keep people away from the fair or other large events in our local communities. We are confident that plenty of security is in place at the fair and the officers in charge and on patrol know their duties well. This commitment to duty and protection allows our local fairgoers to continue to enjoy this annual spectacle of sights, sounds and taste.
We often take the service of these members of our community for granted, but we shouldn’t. Many are volunteering their time to keep fairgoers safe and that commitment deserves recognition. So please give a quick “thanks” to officers and security personnel during this year’s fair. They deserve all the thanks we can give them.