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on Jan 14, 2014
Rest in Peace Don and Ed.
The Council should find out how much overtime the police and fire departments incurred investigating this simple kitchen fire.
We have a tragedy where two men die by fire in their own home and all you can come up with is a slur on public safety officers about the possibility that the investigation may have incurred overtime pay for the officers involved.
Too cynical for me by half.
It might not have been a simple kitchen fire at first glance.
Eliminating potentially suspicious circumstances takes time.
The council likely doesn't care about O/T anyhow. Small potatoes for them.
RIP to the two victims and condolences to their kin.
Where has the empathy and compassion gone in people and for people? Clearly, it was not about the money for those that risk their lives every day to protect, serve and save the lives of others. This was an enormous tragedy and closure for the family and understanding far out way how much it cost...
This makes me very sad........ Condolences to the family and to the first responders..........
As much as I value economy and, being born in 1938, remember deprivation, I think it is exceedingly "penny wise and pound foolish" to make some of the comments I see here. The clutter and too many books and papers, however, I will personally take to heart.
A terribly, terribly sad story.
"Simple kitchen fires" don't involve 20-foot flames, a demolished interior and two dead people. The beginning may have been simple, but the end results were not. For reasons that will probably never be completely clear, this fire burned way out of control very quickly.
As for the time it took. Yes, the fire dept. and police watched the house overnight. Why? Because it was filled with hot spots and near several other homes. They waited until Sunday to investigate when it was safe to do so. They completed the investigation within a day.
As for overtime, well, the fire happened on a Friday night. In case you hadn't noticed, Fridays are followed by weekends. That said, I wouldn't assume there were vast amounts of overtime involved. Many people have weekend shifts. Unlike you, most of us are aware that bad things happen outside of standard office hours.
Your continuing need to use this tragedy for your own agenda is ugly. It upsets me--I can only imagine what it's like for the families of the victims who have my deepest condolences.
I knew him quite awhile, and he was a good man.
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