Fraternal Order of Police endorses McCain/Palin

The Detroit Free Press reports:

The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed the Republican presidential ticket of Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday in Detroit.

The national organization is meeting in Detroit this week, and the Republican ticket stopped at the Renaissance Center to meet with the group that represents more than 325,000 police officers.

"He understands the words in the line of duty and knows all too well what it means to put their life on the line," said FOP President Chuck Canterbury. "This has been a long and hard campaign."

Ken Starrs, a national trustee for the FOP from Texas, said more than two-thirds of the organization's states supported McCain.

"Each state gets a vote, and in Texas, we decided that experience is what we wanted," Starrs said.

McCain and Palin met with members of the group later.

"Governor, you're a breath of fresh air," said Cherie Hunter of Oxford, a member of the group based in Pontiac. "I have a child with disabilities, and I think you're going to do a wonderful job." . . .

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