08
Jun
10

Thanking fire fighters, Police and other first responders


I want to say thanks to all the firemen and policemen who are out there every day doing thankless jobs.  I know that you folks really deserve more than a luncheon a year.  They help save folks from fires and shootings and from disasters and crimes.  They also give dignity to our loved ones when they pass on.  Thank you for your work, and thank you for helping us, the survivors, with handling the grief and loss.

First Responders

I know a policeman who told me that 38 years ago, when he was the officer first to respond to a car crash, that that accident is still fresh on his mind.  The crash took the lives of two teenagers.  He will never forget that scene.  The same type of stories is told by paramedics and firefighters.  You may know some of the stories yourself.

My story is insignificant in the world of significance, but it mattered to me that the firemen, paramedics and police who responded to my daughter’s accident scene, tried their best to save her, though the impact of the accident snuffed out her bright light of life.  The fact that we could visit her at the hospital after the accident means a lot to us.  So you men and women out there handling these crisis situations, know you are appreciated, even if folks don’t tell you.  Many who have suffered the death of a child are too emotionally smashed to handle life for a while, and so thanks can be expressed silently or years later, which doesn’t help you to know we were touched by your work.

If you have been helped, make sure you tell the agency and people working there that your are thankful.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Bible, John 15:13

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