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You too are on your own
By Katherine Alguire


January 05, 2011
Wednesday PM

I have to agree with the public on this one. If you are in distress and TRYING to flag down the law, they should stop and offer some assistance. The trooper should have asked himself, "why are they trying to get my attention" and offered some assistance, whether it be a radio call or some one blocking off the road. Did the Trooper know that no-one was hurt? Did the Trooper by some chance know all who were down that road were all okay? He never investigated.

Bashing? I don't think so. When they have a sworn duty and get paid to protect or even stop for all parties involved, regarding any situation, it is pure laziness. "IT'S NOT MY JOB, OR YOU AS THE PUBLIC SHOULD HAVE KNOWN" is no excuse. The citizens of Ketchiakan were attempting to enjoy our lake. There were no warning signs of the potential road hazards.

I can tell you that the kids that stepped up to keep others from the hazards on that road that night are the true TROOPERS.

Katherine Alguire
Ketchikan, AK


About: "20 plus resident of Ketchikan with numerous children that I would like to be protected without hesitatation"

Received January 05, 2010 - Published January 05, 2011


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