Mar 10, 201504:18 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
What about the police officer?
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Madison has heard a lot about a troubled young man named Anthony Terrell Robinson. We have heard how he was loved by his family, how he was torn between two worlds — academic achievement on the one hand, drugs and violence on the other. Now his name is being used in a larger cause to delegitimize public order, prey upon liberal guilt, and excuse away the failures of the Great Society.
But what about the police officer, Matt Kenny, who used his service revolver in what may have been self-defense on Williamson Street on Saturday?
His fellow Madison police officer Adrian Alan posted this on a Facebook event page for an upcoming Madison pro-police event, scheduled this Wednesday, March 11, at 5 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the northeast corner of Capitol Park. I use this with officer Alan’s permission:
Matt Kenny is my friend. He is one of the most professional, compassionate, and level-headed people I have ever known. As an officer, he is someone I have trusted many times with my safety and my life. If my family needed help, or if they were in danger, I would want Matt to respond to help them.
On countless occasions, Matt has put his own safety at risk to come to the aid of complete strangers who needed help, and I have no doubt that’s what he did on Friday night when citizens called 911 after being allegedly attacked, assaulted and strangled. Having been involved in a shooting myself, I can attest that no officer would ever choose to subject themselves and their families to the stress, fear and trauma that comes with such an incident — unless they believed it was the only possible way they, or another innocent person would survive to see their loved ones again.
Matt is a skilled officer who trains vigorously because he understands that people will rely on his performance when they need him in the most dire of circumstances. But more remarkable than Matt’s devotion to others as their protector — is his compassion for life.