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Thoughts Today

I was driving my son Douglas around this morning. He will begin working his first full time job next week and I couldn’t be prouder of him. Today he had to stop by his new employer to drop off paperwork, then head the medical facility for a pre-employment physical and a drug test, given the state of the world today. The last stop was Wal-Mart for a pair of steel toed boots. Just a fun morning with mom and son as he was marking a life milestone.

We were driving up 24 and were passed by three fast moving Deputies. They were followed almost immediately by three more cars and then another ten cars or so heading in from the other direction: Bel Air, Havre de Grace, Maryland State Police, and more Deputies. I turned to Douglas and said, something is seriously wrong. I slipped back in time to February 2016 when Harford County lost our Deputies Dailey and Logsdon. I remember the large number vehicles passing by the building, the 15 minutes of unending sirens. Today the air had that same type of feeling. I hadn’t heard yet what was happening, but I just “knew” it was bad. Even while we were rushing for to get his shopping done, we were hearing sirens through the walls of the store.

When I hear of these types of situations, I am in awe of our Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS providers. They rush into situations to help without knowing what they will find, acting on training and instinct with little regard for personal safety because they care.

As I write this the shooter remains on the loose, and has just shot another person in Delaware. He is a man with nothing to lose, and that makes him dangerous. I urge everyone to stay safe, especially the law enforcement personnel who will rush in to stop him from harming anyone.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected and is being affected right now.

Friends of Donna Blasdell, Authority, Chris Brooks, Treasurer
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