To the editor: “THE PRESS, Dec. 28, 2009, Front Page Banner, Fireman risk lives to save retriever.”
I don’t want to sound like a scrooge, but I can’t find any action where firemen risk their lives. They have a boat and two men in wet suits. Some of these responders had training in rescuing from these situations. It would seem that with a boat it wouldn’t be necessary to have two men in the water.
If firemen really did risk their lives to save a dog, like the two banners say they did, they should be fired. Firemen and their runs cost the taxpayers too much money in this economy in which one out of every five people need help for food or shelter. Risking lives means losing some lives. Having a fireman get killed to save a dog, even Snoopy, is hardly efficient or responsible government.
If the article has an end, I couldn’t find it. My copy doesn’t end, it stops after the word ‘she’.
Walter W. Henry