I have openly carried in and around the city of Dalton, GA (Whitfield County, NW GA) for more than six (6) months now wherever I go. While I have never had a direct confrontation with an LEO during this period, there have been a great many occasions where officers were around me and did not approach me. I have been reading this forum for some time, and I felt compelled join today for two reasons: 1.) To give the above report 2.) To thank the LEOs on here that value my rights as a citizen and fight to protect them. While I am not under the delusion that all LEOs are bad, I do not think they fight for and protect my rights. When I encounter people that are, it fills me with pride...especially if it is a LEO. So, thank you.