"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
A Night to Forget
by Mark Lange,posted Aug 6 2013 6:12AM
Last Saturday night was a night many Knox County first responders, medical personnel, and just regular citizens want to forget - but can't. Two bad ATV wrecks in the county, the suicide of a Vincennes community leader, the drowning of a young child in the Wabash River, the drone of Medivac Helicopters going in and out of Good Samaritan Hospital for what seemed like hours.
Was there anything positive about the really tough night? First responders and medical people were completely drained and then there are the families suffering losses and living in situations they probably never thought they would have to live through.
We can write about the fast and efficient work of the responders and hospital employees. We can write about the technology and communication that helps smart people make smart decisions quickly. We can talk about the out pouring of support for the families affected. All true. All deserving.
But we would all rather forget the pain of last Saturday.