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Thank you! Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Supporter · 211 weeks ago I’m putting a blue paint strip across the back window of the car to show support for police departments all over the USA. Join me. Report Reply 1 reply · active 211 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Phil · 211 weeks ago Both of our vehicles have the blue line on the rear window. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 211 weeks ago I really don’t see the type of actions coming out of Wellington like they do where I live in Wichita. Wellington is a community where Wichita is a large city. I live close to Hillside and Grove and there are thousands of African Americans many of whom never received the type of education that students get in a community like Wellington. If peace can be achieved up here I would say Wellington has absolutely nothing to worry about. Not that the police shouldn’t always prepare for the unexpected but the probability of something like that happening down there is exponentially lower than up here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down CJO · 211 weeks ago Thank you to the Police Officers here in Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Mass shootings across the nation, and accusations of police shooting innocent people, makes police officers nervous even in Wellington. There are advantages to small town living, and perhaps the lack of major violence is one of those advantages as shootings and mass demonstrations have not made their way to the city.Tracy HeathPolice Chief Tracy Heath said he believes the police in Wellington have a good relationship with the community, but they are still keeping their eyes open.â€œYou never know,” Heath said. “I hope we never experience anything like that, but it does cause me to evaluate our training, review our equipment, and to remind our officers to always be alert and pay attention to their surroundings.”He believes a lot of misinformation is spread by social media, and feels that is the driving force behind a lot of violence across the nation.He said people are relying on unsubstantiated information that is spread on social media, and they are spreading it themselves, adding to the confusion and misinformation that is out there.Heath said he feels for the people in Minnesota, relatives of the people who were shot, as well as other places. He wishes people would let the justice system work.â€œPeople should let these things run through the courts and believe that the right thing will be done. I feel confident in that,â€ he added.But people are quick to rush to judgment, and if what they see on social media agrees with their ideas, it will encourage them and they will pass that along whether it is true orÂ not.Heath said Wellington is fortunate. There have been very few protests and certainly no major ones. Heath also said he does not believe there has been an officer shot, or a case where a policeman shot a citizen, in Wellington over his 28 year career with the police department.Anything can happen though, and Heath is quick to say there are no guarantees.â€œBut I love the Wellington community. We have great citizens, and I think we have a good police department. We get along great with the community,â€ he said.There have been shootings in Wellington’s history. It was once part of the wild west, but it has been a long time.â€œI hope we never have to deal with that in Wellington,â€ Heath said. â€œBut society has changed and I think technology has a lot to do with that.â€With social media things can spread quickly across the world, and that has had a great influence.He believes people are more willing to challenge police officers than they were several years ago. He added though that in his experience there has not been a lot of problems with that in the city. There are people who don’t agree with what police officers are doing, and they may let that be known, but he said there are few cases of it getting out of hand.â€œYou do occasionally have a citizen who is not respectful, or does not agree with our side in a situation, but that is understandable. There may be some folks who are not pro law enforcement, but I still think we have a good relationship,â€ he said.Heath said he also believes relations are good with minorities. A small town helps there because there are not as many people to start with. That makes it easier for police to be part of the community and to know more of the community. More people also know police officers individually in a small town, and that helps with relations too.Heath said he wants to have an open door to the community. He welcomes anyone with concerns, or thoughts, about the police to visit him and talk about the issues they have.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.