On the tragic death of a loved one under rather unusual circumstances, we had to travel a long distance to respond. Knowing that we did not know the area, officials met us at the home and went out of their way to point us in all the right directions for our next steps. Because of their kindness and concern, our loved one is now in our care.
I cite specifically Bonnie Holloway of the coroner's office and Det. Brian Jones of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. In our grief, these two individuals showed nothing but empathy and caring. Columbia County should be both proud and thankful that they have people such as this watching over them.
Nick Kurtz, Rockingham, N.C.