This morning my daughter asked if she could skateboard to school. I agreed she could, but as I drove past her with her younger sister in the back seat, I noticed it was getting late. I decided to pull over and offer her a ride. Within seconds, a white-haired man pulled in front of my car, got out and started toward me. He asked if everything was all right. "Yes," I said. "It's my daughter." Seeing that my daughter recognized me, he smiled, said, "OK" and drove off.
I did not feel offended. I felt a sense of relief and appreciation to know people are taking notice of what is happening around them. Educated people, with full access to constant and instant information and communication, who are aware of current issues ranging from gun crimes to recent attempts in our community to lure kids into cars around school zones. Omni-vision is to have all eyes out at all times, not on auto pilot, but alert and aware of potential red flags. This is a key component to security and keeping our community safe. Thank you to the young man who did his part this morning and may you be an example to all!
-- Lesley Trunkey of Bellingham, via Letters to the Editor