Appreciates all they do

To the editor:

I was walking in the SMSU homecoming parade Oct. 5 and at the end of the parade I crossed the street in front of a police officer. I kidded with him as I walked by him. I later thought that besides the kidding, I could have taken the opportunity to thank him for his service to our community.

I decided to write and broaden the scope of gratitude to all the people who are there for us every day to help us when we need them the most. People who work in the medical field and hospital staff, social services, EMTs, firefighters, dispatchers, law enforcement officers, school personnel, clergy and utility workers.

A big thank you to all the people in the community who work hard for us every day in every way. I appreciate your dedication.

Jeanne Regnier