LETTER: Thankful for fire, sheriff’s departments

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To the editor:
My family and I feel compelled to offer our heartfelt gratitude to some very special folks who quietly and professionally do wonderful work for us every day here in Anderson County.
Like many, I’ve probably taken our county fire department and sheriff’s office for granted way too much during the eight-plus years I’ve lived in this community, but no longer.
Thankfully most of us don’t have to deal with these public servants on a regular basis, and that is perhaps largely in part because they do their jobs well.
 I had the unfortunate necessity to see these fine men and women in action twice during the month of November, for a fire and a lost hunter in this area.
I cannot offer enough praise to Chief Mike Barnes, Sheriff Troy Young and their crews, as well as county Coroner Brian Ritchie, for the selfless and professional execution of their duties on both occasions.
In this season of thanks, I would like offer mine to the fine men and women of the Anderson County Fire Protection District and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. They do a lot of dirty work without much praise and I, for one, will never take that for granted.
Logan Leet