Video Of Benton County Deputy’s Plea To President Spreads On Social Media

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A deputy with the Benton County Sheriff’s Department is getting a lot of attention on social media after posting a video to Facebook.

Patrol Sgt. Chuck Wells uploaded a plea to the White House on Wednesday (Sept. 23). Since then, the video has been shared more than 3,000 times and has been viewed nearly 90,000 times.

In the video, blue police lights flash while Wells addresses President Barack Obama, saying the president has overlooked honoring the law enforcement officers who have fallen while defending the public.

“In this video, Mr. President, the flashing blue lights are certainly signaling a call of distress,” Wells said. “Only this time, it’s not coming from a citizen in the public. The assistance call is coming from us — the brothers and sisters in blue.”

Wells named officers around the nation who were killed in the line of duty in 2015. He said law enforcement officers are tired of being ignored, and is calling on the president to not only honor the fallen officers, but to also learn about their job.

He invited the president to spend time on duty with the officers to see what they face firsthand.

Wells said that while honoring fallen officers will not bring them back, it could serve to ease mistrust between law enforcement agencies and national leadership.

“We are asking for a little bit of hope and support that we can all lean on in this dark hour,” Wells said.

A representative for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said the department told Wells he could publish the post on his private Facebook page. However, they said the views are his own.

7 comments

  • Never go full liberal

    The LEO’s of this community go above and beyond trying to connect with the public, only to have that relationship destroyed by a pos POTUS. LEO’s of NWA…we have your backs and appreciate you no matter what happens in the rest of the country. I can promise you this if someone commits a crime and starts to get sideways with a Police Officer he/she better hope I am not around because I have not been trained in proper restraint and it would be a pity if all your teeth fall out when you accidentally trip on the sidewalk.

  • Richard S. Drake

    Just proof that no matter how IGNORANT you, you can STILL get a job as a deputy.
    Obama HAS spoken out on this issue – it was all the NEWSPAPERS.
    Geez, KFSM . . . don’t you folks have access to Google?

    • Never go full liberal

      Richard S. Drake I would suggest using a fake name the next time you call police for help, you’re probably not going to have a very fast response time if you don’t.

    • Marg Coates

      Richard, anyone who watches that ManCow on PMSNBC should never mention anyone besides themselves being ignorant! The only way that scum Odumbo addresses dead cops is when he send his WhiteHouse Staff to Black thug’s funerals like he did for Trayvon Thug, Michael Brown Thug robber and Freddie Grey the heroin dealer! All the while he continues to blame cops for these scum thugs actions and that it is the fault of cops they had to shoot them to protect themselves! Typical Liberal response though!

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