After more than 3 months of a grand jury investigation – and countless trials in the court of public opinion – we learn that Police Officer Darren Wilson was simply doing his job when he shot Mike Brown during a robbery. And while Wilson’s life can never go back to normal, he is now able to speak publicly and correct the record.
As the violence continues in Ferguson, Missouri, Darren Wilson sent a courageous letter to his supporters who backed him throughout the investigation. Here is what he wrote, which was picked up by local media outlets…
To all of the pro Officer Wilson Supporters –
I would like to thank you all for standing up for me during this stressful time. Your support and dedication is amazing and it is still hard to believe that all of these people that I have never met are doing so much for me. I watched the CNN video we recorded at the rally on Saturday and it brought tears to my eyes.
All of you are simply amazing, and I don’t know how to thank you all enough. I wish I could attend and meet you, hug you, and personally thank you for all of your continued support, however, due to my and my families [sic] safety I am unable to. Please don’t give this letter to any media or post it where they can see it. Relay the message of thanks to all and keep this letter private until the investigation is complete.
I want you all to know that I do get updates on the amount of support. Unfortunately, I don’t get to see all of the comments made through social media, but overall messages are relayed to me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and know that I would do the same for any of you.
Also please keep my family in blue in your hearts and prayers, they have all made a sacrifice to their own lives in order to work the excessive hours through the heat and rain to ensure that the riots in Ferguson were as safe as they could be.
P.O. Darren Wilson
It is clear that Darren Wilson wishes this tragedy never happened, but he was doing the best job possible. Do you support Wilson? Please leave us a comment and let us know what you think.