Locking cars protects property, police officers' lives

Having lived in Hinsdale for over 20 years, it amazes me that several times every year, our police still have to plead with residents to lock their car doors to prevent vehicle theft. Maybe if people would consider that every reported stolen car is a potential traffic stop, and a traffic stop for a stolen vehicle is a potentially very dangerous situation for a police officer, who may not return home to his family that night as a result.

If you will not lock your doors for the security of your home and auto, then at least lock them for the sake of our cops.

They have a difficult and dangerous enough job to do without citizens making it harder on them. — Andy Bizub, Hinsdale