This hasnt been a great year for the Atlanta Police Department. Every badge in the department was tarnished by the narcotics detectives who botched the drug raid that left an innocent elderly woman dead. Morale stinks, officers are fleeing and crime rates are up. Which is why we salute THE COP ON THE CORNER. They risk their lives, get cursed at and get used as pawns in city politics, all to keep us safe. Theres not much a lowly lawman or lawwoman can do about the departments leadership except show up for work and do his or her job. So, to all the rank-and-file police officers wading through the departments current mess: You are, indeed, Atlantas finest. Thank you.