We've written a number of times here at TruthRevolt about pop megastar Taylor Swift, whom we respect because she refuses, despite intense pressure from leftist fans and colleagues, to prove she's one of them by getting political -- or more precisely, by lecturing Middle America with Progressive talking points. Instead, Swift sticks to singing and avoids the divisive virtue-signaling in which most of her celebrity peers engage these days. Now Swift has gone a step further by honoring a fallen police officer at a time when it's cool to side with Black Lives Matter and smear cops as jack-booted, racist oppressors.
Sgt. Delbert "Del" Pickney, nicknamed "The Oracle," died of a heart attack recently at the shockingly young age of 52 while hiking in Claremont, California. Fox News reports that he was an ex-Marine who founded two police programs which served as national models: "Adopt-a-Complex," in which police officers develop relationships with residents of local apartment complexes, and a police softball league that developed into national tournaments to help raise money for Wounded Warriors and other charities. Pickney is survived by his wife and their two daughters.
Last Thursday, Taylor Swift sent a heart-shaped wreath of roses to the Tustin Police Department in Orange County. The wreath was accompanied by a note which read, “In loving memory of your dedication and service – Taylor Swift.”
Apparently Swift has previously sent flowers to other police departments as well, to honor recently-deceased officers. In October, for example, she sent flowers to the Los Angeles Police Department to honor a female officer injured during the Oct. 1st mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.
The Tustin Police Department expressed its gratitude on Twitter. “We received this beautiful wreath today to honor Master Sergeant Pickney’s life of service,” the tweet read. “Thank you @taylorswift13 for this gesture. It means a great deal to all of us. And thank you for your continued support of our brave men and women in law enforcement.”
Thanks indeed. And thank you, Ms. Swift, for keeping your politics - whatever they are - to yourself.