Saturday, June 28, 2008


I want to extend a “Thank You” to the excellent and heroic work done by the two tactical officers from the 5th District, and the one tactical officer from the 22nd District, last night at SXU in their attempts to save a young man from drowning in Lake Marion.

Officers, your actions were selfless, commendable, and heroic. Hold your heads high as you have nothing to be sorry about. Your actions made me and my two little boys proud to be the spouse/family of a CPD Officer. You tried your hardest to save that boys life, I know, I was there and saw you, and I commend you for going into that water and when so many others just sat and watched. My sons were so excited to tell their father when he woke up for work about seeing the police officers in the water when we got home last night.

After seeing the news last night and then reading the paper this morning, I realize that the reporters think it was members of the CFD who jumped in to save him and not the members of the CPD. I guess you guys in the CPD will never get a break from the media, especially if it is something that is commendable.

I just want to let you know that I, and my family, appreciated your efforts and we are thankful that you are out there for us. I am sure if people asked you, you would just say you are doing your job, but I know that was not the case. You did so much more then just your job. I only wish that the public could see and hear about all the fine work that the CPD Officers do, day in and day out, that receive so little fanfare or even a mention at all.

Thank you!

A wife & a friend of the CPD


Anonymous said...

Off topic: Please keep Sgt. Dennis O'Brien of 006 in your prayers. He very recently lost his youngest child, a daughter, who died tragically in an auto accident. Dennis is a great guy who would give you the shirt off his back. If you're able to, reach out to him, or drop him a card c/o the 006th District. I know he would appreciate kind thoughts and words of encouragement, and God knows he needs them now.

Anonymous said...

That was very nice.

Congratulations to the officers involoved.

My deepest condolences to the SGT and his family.

Anonymous said...

That was nice to hear

Anonymous said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are all in my prayers.

Charmane Kielbasa

Anonymous said...

hey charmane kielbasa,

did you used to work in 008?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words. My husband David Guzman was one of the officers who jumped in the pond. Although, I was worried when I recieved the call from the hospital informing me of his actions, I wasn't surprised. I share your thoughts in regards to the media and failure to take the time to document. It is my hope that more articles are written about courages actions such as the one you witnessed. Again, my family and I thank you for your kind words it warmed my heart to know that you took the time to affirm their actions. God bless!
Mrs. Guz

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