A friend saved

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2003

On Feb. 23, I was returning to downtown Juneau on Egan Drive. Between Lemon Creek and the Vanderbilt Interchange, my station wagon stopped dead, and I pulled over to the side of Egan Drive. As I got out of the car, my little dog sneaked out the door beside me, and ran out on to the freeway. I tried to catch him to no avail. A firetruck was approaching, and upon seeing my predicament, the driver turned on his flashing lights and pulled into the middle of the road to stop the southbound traffic. Shortly after that a policeman also stopped to help out. My dog would not return when called, and the policemen and firemen helped me chase him down, which took some time.

I think we ought to appreciate our Fire and Police Department more for the little things that they do in addition to their police and fire-fighting duties. In my case, they saved the life of a little black dog. Without their help, I may have lost my dear friend and good pal. I didn't get the names of the men who helped me, but I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for their kindness and good will.

George Danner Jr.


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