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February 1, 2014

Feb. 1, 2014: Cheers & Jeers

Officer exceeds what’s expected

Bishop Charles E. Glenn of Fountain of Life Word & Worship Center, sends this Cheer:

“I am writing this letter because of the gratefulness that I yet have this day towards a member of the Kokomo Police Department.

“On Dec. 30, I was involved in an automobile accident, and the officer who responded was Officer Erick Fogg. Officer Fogg went about his official duties collecting the necessary information from both drivers and then he returned to my vehicle to inquire as to how I felt.

“When I complained of a headache and pain in my lower back, he called an ambulance and patiently waited until the paramedics had examined me and released me.

“After I returned to my vehicle, this officer asked if there was anyone he could contact for me. When I gave him the number of my wife (I had left my cellphone at home), he called her and then waited until my family member arrived and he was certain that everything was all right before he departed.

“I know he did not have to do all that he did, and I just wanted to say thank you for everything he did for me on that day, because I believe he went well beyond his job expectations.

“In closing, I also want to thank Councilman Bob Cameron and Councilman Bob Hayes, because on Jan. 13 I attended a city council meeting to complain concerning the manner in which the snow removal was handled in northeast Kokomo. Immediately after the meeting, both councilmen gave me their personal telephone numbers to aid me if I ever had this type of complaint again. Neither of these men represent the district in which I reside.

“Gentlemen, Bishop Glenn is grateful and will never forget this act of kindness, which you bestowed upon me on that day.”

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