I would like to commend Racine’s police Chief Art Howell on his handling of the most recent police shooting and his commentary in the Racine Journal Times. He has handled the situation professionally and with compassion. I hope the family of Donte Shannon find his openness and transparency with the investigation comforting and are reassured that justice will be served. We are lucky to have Art in our community and his willingness to do such a thankless job. I also appreciate that the Journal Times editorial staff felt Chief Howell’s commentary was worthy of the front page of the Sunday paper. His message needs to reach all members of our community.