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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke joined with NRA News to address the outspoken critics of law enforcement across the nation in an ad from Freedom’s Safest Place.

“You critics don’t define our honor.

You try to shame us for doing our job.

You teach children to fear us, crowds to attack us and good people to doubt us.

But we will never back down from our sworn duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

We wake up every day, put on our badge, strap a gun to our hips, kiss our families goodbye and put our lives between the law-abiding and any criminal who threatens their rights.

We serve people of every color and creed … men, women and children in violent, dangerous neighborhoods … because they have the same right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as CEOs, movie stars and the political elite.

We are Americans, and we are the American police officer.”