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Heroes help couple "bermed out" by snowplow

Letter to the Editor


We made it home before the news hour last Wednesday evening after an overnight in Spokane. The highway was bare and wet, and everything went well until we tried to turn into our driveway.

It had snowed three inches Tuesday night, and we had a berm across our driveway, which I tried to get through. Unfortunately, the city plow had bermed us out. We were stuck until three good guys rescued us. We thank two local policemen, Officers Mike Sullivan and Jordan Ulrich, who arrived less than 10 minutes after we called them. Soon after that our long-time friend, Tim Lynch, arrived. The three guys shoveled for over half an hour, freeing our car. In another 20 minutes we were able to get the car up the icy driveway to our kitchen entry. We then unloaded the supply of groceries we had purchased. After we got everything out of the car, I made a few short runs and finally made it the rest of the way to the garage.

We are grateful for the police officers and a friend who were willing to help us, merely accepting our genuine thanks. We are both disabled and our combined age is 155 years. We’re home and this is where we want to be until the snow melts. We are extremely grateful that three Heroes live in our community.

RC and RJ Covington

Coulee Dam

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