Letter to the Editor

Fireman provides great send-off

Saturday, July 26, 2008

To the editor:

I would like to thank the battalion chief at the Cape Girardeau Fire Department for his assistance July 19 while my daughter and I were in Cape Girardeau.

Sarah had recently graduated from Southeast Missouri State University, and we were in town to help her move when she had car trouble.

While there's never an opportune time to have car trouble, what a blessing that we became aware of the problem in front of the fire station rather than on the interstate, in the rain or in the dark later in the day. The fireman stopped to assist us and was able to temporarily repair her car well enough that she could drive back to St. Louis safely.

What a wonderful memory of her final day in Cape Girardeau. You should feel proud to have such a caring individual serving your community.

NANCY GEORGE, Springfield, Ill.