In light of his grand jury exoneration, Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson is now left to reassemble his life amid the turmoil that has surrounded him since his on-duty shooting of Mike Brown in August. As courtroom transcripts are disseminated to the public, it is obvious that Wilson’s account of the incident is bolstered by the evidence presented to the grand jury. Upon learning he would not face criminal charges related to the shooting, a letter he sent to those who have stood by him during this ordeal was released.
St. Louis news network KSDK published a copy of the letter, which it reported was provided by an unidentified Wilson supporter.
The officer wrote:
To all of the pro Officer Wilson Supporters –
I would like to thank you all for standing up for me during this stressful time. Your support and dedication is amazing and it is still hard to believe that all of these people that I have never met are doing so much for me. I watched the CNN video we recorded at the rally on Saturday and it brought tears to my eyes.
All of you are simply amazing, and I don’t know how to thank you all enough. I wish I could attend and meet you, hug you, and personally thank you for all of your continued support, however, due to my and my families [sic] safety I am unable to. Please don’t give this letter to any media or post it where they can see it. Relay the message of thanks to all and keep this letter private until the investigation is complete.
I want you all to know that I do get updates on the amount of support. Unfortunately, I don’t get to see all of the comments made through social media, but overall messages are relayed to me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and know that I would do the same for any of you.
Also please keep my family in blue in your hearts and prayers, they have all made a sacrifice to their own lives in order to work the excessive hours through the heat and rain to ensure that the riots in Ferguson were as safe as they could be.
P.O. Darren Wilson
The supporter who released the letter confirmed that Wilson’s supporters are now focusing their attention on his fellow officers tasked with handling a spike in violence and mayhem following the grand jury’s decision. Despite the obvious fact that many were upset to learn that no charges will be filed against Wilson, it is clear the vindicated officer has plenty of support.
— Wayne Dupree ★彡 (@WayneDupreeShow) November 25, 2014
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Civil disobedience should be based on a just cause. Ballistics, autopsy evidence & testimony all exonerate Darren Wilson. #FergusonDecision
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 25, 2014