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Monday, 01 October 2007

Citizen thanks Officers for their concern

September 26, 2007

Alderman Tom Allen of the 38th Ward

RE: Conduct of District 16 police officers

Dear Tom Allen,

I was in a car accident on August 4th. I avoided hitting a small boy when he darted out in front of my car, swerved and crashed into a tree. Thank God for Honda and their safe SUV they made that year. I owe my life to the car, paramedics and the two police officers who assisted me.

The officers were Guiterez and Ponti.

They were prompt at arriving on the scene and made sure I was handled with great care. I was told I could be dead right now due to a punctured lung if anyone had moved me too much. I ended up with a broken clavicle, scapula, four broken ribs and two black eyes. I had cuts and scrapes on me and I am sure it was very difficult to get to me or my belongings. If it hadn’t been for their prompt response I could have woke up from being knocked out and injured myself permanently.

I was in the hospital for almost two weeks. After the accident I called the precinct to thank them for all of their help and was so surprised to hear that they were truly concerned about my well being. I almost want to say I could feel over the phone by the tone of their voice how worried they were and how happy they were to know I was alive and well. I made a call into them and they called me back within an hour. I could not believe it. I was also impressed with the time frame of their returned call.

I want to thank you for having people so incredibly strong, calm and concerned to help people when they are in need within your ward. I wish everyone could be like that. It is so nice when you are going through something traumatic and someone you don’t know is extra nice to you. Maybe this is how everyone is suppose to respond but I commend them for it.

I think that is what helps everyone keep on going, to be honest. Please commend these wonderful officers for their assistance.

Thank you for your time and all of your hard work!


Nicole Neary


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