INDIO —  Law enforcement officials are under siege in many cities across America and are often the target of violent, adrenalin-fueled protests.

One Indio man reached out via social media to let law enforcement officials know that not everyone is against them.. Former Indio Mayor and Indio City Councilmember Michael H. Wilson extended his home — and more — to police.

Indio Man Extends Hand to Law EnforcementIn a Facebook post on Friday, June 26, Wilson wrote in part, “… If you are a law enforcement officer and need a break, you can come park outside my home. If you are thirsty I will bring you a drink. If you are hungry I will fix you food. If you are hot I will invite you inside to cool off. If you need additional ammo just ask. If you need backup, I will stand with you. If you need to cry, I will hug you and let you. If you need to talk I will listen. If you need to pray, I will kneel with you. If you are wrong, I will tell you. If you are right I will support you.”

In return, Wilson wrote that all he asks is that “… you don’t lose faith in Americans. We are NOT all against you. Our lives matter, as do yours.”

The post was provocative, begging the question: What prompted it?

Wilson, who was voted out of office in 2018, told Uken Report he is tired of all the anti-police, defund or abolish the police rhetoric.

“I worked side by side with Law enforcement for 23 years in the Fire Service,” Wilson said. “We stand together. I also see the impact it’s taken on officers and their families. People don’t understand how hard the profession has become to work in and to fill positions. It’s getting really bad. I know officers who quit, retired, or moved out. I also have multiple law enforcement officers in my family.”




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  • Mike Wilson Facebook post: Facebook
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