From Chief Bill Westenberger
After the crazy month of weather we had in February, we can only hope that consistently warmer days are ahead for the near future.
Many were frustrated at finding themselves stranded, worried for family members that ran out of gas or scared that they may not be able to get to their small children. No matter the perspective, we all have a story to tell from the first snow storm of February: “Snowpocalypse”.
The best of the stories are those where random acts of kindness took the lead in the highlights. We are all amazed where closed stores remained open, people opened their homes to complete strangers, and new baby deliveries occurred on the interstate. What’s even more amazing is that through all of the crazy dangers, there were no tragedies reported.
Road crews and public safety employees worked around the clock to make the roads safe. During any high risk event, public servants are usually extremely limited in their impact. Minimization of risk comes from preparation and lessons learned. The greatest public safety tool we have is simply each other.
Our community is fortunate to have some of the best public safety servants. It’s an honor for them to serve. However, “Snowpocalypse” reminds us how we all have a role in keeping our family, neighbors and community safe.
Chief of Police
Office: (770) 429-4535
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