Thanks offered to concerned citizens, rescue workers who help |

Thanks offered to concerned citizens, rescue workers who help

I would like to make a public thank you to some very special people, and I don’t even know their names.

On Valentine’s Day, at about 10:45 a.m., I was headed to Denver to turn in my leased car. The roads didn’t seem all that bad.

When I came out of the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel, I hit slush. I tried to get to the right lane and my car started spinning.

I ended up going over the embankment and backward down the mountain. The back end of my car hit a power pole, which kept me from rolling. My car was totaled.

I’ve been in the county 14 years, and I’ve never been in an accident. No one else was involved. Within a minute, there were people at my car asking if I was OK and encouraging me that everything would be OK.

I don’t remember their names, and I barely remember their faces, but I wanted to tell them and the rescue crews how much I appreciated their compassion and ability to help me in such a crisis.

To the people who saw it happen and came to my care – thank you, it meant a lot.

To all of the rescue workers – I know you don’t get the thanks you deserve, so from me and all those who thought of writing but didn’t – thank you.

Many of us would die if it weren’t for you. I appreciate you more than words can say.

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