As I write this letter, I havejust witnessed the burial of adear friend, Roy Mitchell. Roy was a battalion chief for the Martinez Fire Department. Our Columbia County firefighters provided tremendous support to the Mitchell family during their time of grief. The Richmond County Firefighters also provided support during the funeral procession.
I have never in my life witnessed a more compassionate group of men and women than these firefighters.
If you are not lucky enough to know any firefighters personally, I urge you to take the time to get to know some of them. Not only do they put their lives on the line for us everyday, they are the best friends a person could ever have.
Elaine Lord, Evans
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