Letter to the editor: Reporting DWI was out of lineIt is getting pretty bad for news these days when the Chronicle has to dig up something as bad as the Sept. 25 article, "Former EMT cited after truck lands in ditch," trying to make an EMT look like some kind of saint.
It is getting pretty bad for news these days when the Chronicle has to dig up something as bad as the Sept. 25 article, "Former EMT cited after truck lands in ditch," trying to make an EMT look like some kind of saint.
I was an EMT for many years and retired a while back now. I sure would not appreciate it if I should have an accident that the newspaper would state that I was a former EMT. What does that have to do with the fact that I had an accident?
You could say a terrible thing has happened, a former Eagle Scout has had an accident involving alcohol and he is only 85 years old now.
What a terrible thing for a former Eagle Scout to do. One other thing is the facts that were presented by the eyewitness were used even though he didn’t see a thing. He said he had no idea of anything going on outside. He went outside when he heard Reliable Towing, and by that time the driver had been taken away.
He then took a picture of the truck in the ditch. What a fantastic witness description for the News Chronicle to pick up on. Then of all things, the article gave no date of the driver's departure from the ambulance service or explained if it was related to the accident.
I am sure by this so-called news story that the driver was fired from his job on the ambulance service and was so upset he decided to tie one on and ended up in the ditch. Let’s get real here and get real facts and leave out the past history of the person involved.
We would be in a real bad situation without people out there doing the job of EMTs and fire and rescue. What happens to them in their personal lives has nothing to do with the positions they have filled with little or no pay. Wake up News-Chronicle.