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Off the Record

Greta: Show appreciation the next time you see a police officer

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. It's with great sadness that I show you video of the funeral of slain NYPD officer Brian Moore.

A very young man, only 25 years old, whose father, uncle and cousins all wore the uniform, Officer Moore was shot in the head last weekend after stopping a man suspected of carrying a hand gun. He died on Monday. And today, thousands and thousands of police officers from around the nation in a sea of blue all with broken hearts lining the streets of Long Island to say goodbye.

And to think, as you look at all those brokenhearted police officers filling the screen, that is only a small percentage of police officers around the nation tonight, they are risking their lives for you, for me. I don't know about you, but I never forget police have a very difficult job and a very dangerous one. With all the recent upheaval and controversy, from Ferguson to Baltimore, I know that many good police officers and their families are feeling pretty unappreciated by all of us tonight. 

So let's do something about it. A small gesture can make a big impact. The next time you see police officer or the family member of one of them, just say something to show you appreciate that police officer. How about just a nice "thank you." It only takes three seconds and it can make a huge difference.

That's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.