Joyce Gelle, Sartell
During this season of Thanksgiving and now Christmas, my thoughts turn to those persons in our community who are our unsung heroes – namely, Police Chief Jim Hughes and the staff of the Sartell Police Department and Fire Chief Ken Heim and the staff of the Sartell Fire Department.
During the Verso paper-mill fire that demanded their highest skills, they met those challenges through their outstanding endeavors. They also answer our everyday emergency medical calls, prevent and deal with crime and in so many other ways help the public. During the past five years there have been senior citizens’ “Cookouts with Cops,” “Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together” and open houses by the fire and police departments to educate children and families.
Our unsung heroes stand ready to serve. I wish to extend my thanks and to send my best wishes for the holidays to all of these public servants and their families.