YOUR op-ed page informing us of the total cost of providing a new police officer was very interesting.

But what price do you put on their lives?

Police officers are a good investment for our city. They do a great job and are often not respected enough for the dangerous job they do.

They give up living a normal life because they are police officers 24 hours a day.

So, hats off to them, and may God always keep them in his sight.

Josephine Zirilli

Philadelphia