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Policeman’s kindness is appreciated

Published: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

When someone does something exceptionally nice for you, I think they should be thanked.

On Sunday, Dec. 22, I paid $20 to get my driveway plowed because of the snow. I’m an 88-year-old woman, and I’m handicapped. On Monday, the street department came through and filled my driveway entrance with huge blocks of frozen ice and snow.

I went out to try to clean it up, but those hunks were too large, and I couldn’t break them up. I called the street department and got an answering machine, so I called the police department and told them about it. I got shovels and picks and went back out to try to clean it up again.

A car pulled up in front of my house, and a young police officer got out with a snow shovel in his hand and told me he would take care of it for me. He was in his own car, not a police car.

He broke up all the ice, cleaned my drive, and also did my front steps and porch and the walk leading to the street.

It is comforting to know that we have such a kind and considerate young man in our police department, and I want officer Brad Sibley to know just how much this particular old lady appreciated his help and kindness.

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