Thank you to our public safety people

Once again, our public safety folks were out in all this freezing, icy weather doing their jobs and taking care of our communities. While many of us were warm and safe in our homes, they were fighting the elements and rescuing stranded people all over this county.

And while these brave men and women were out in this terrible weather, their loved ones were home praying that they would be safe. Many people were helped in so many ways by these folks who work in all areas of public safety. They were expected to be on the job and they were.

When administrative personnel were sent home, the dispatchers and those on patrol were expected to continue their jobs and they did so with great care. The general public has no idea how many people have to travel a good distance from their homes to carry out the responsibilities of their jobs even when the roads are too dangerous on which to travel. Our 911 folks have to be there; our county jail personnel have to be there; the dispatchers at the police departments and in the sheriff’s office have to be there; the firefighters and the State Patrol, the Sheriff deputies, the policemen all have to be there.

How fortunate we are to have these men and women who have chosen these professions be there for us. They are dedicated, loyal and brave, and I for one can never thank them enough. 

 Norma Haynes 

Newnan



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