Letters from August 28

Off the streets

To the Editor,

Last Thursday, hundreds of local people gathered at the Jefferson County Middle School for a memorial service honoring our beloved Don Heckathorn, chief of our emergency medical services. He was fatally injured on Aug. 8 by a Prineville man who carelessly ran a U.S. Highway 97 stop sign and crashed into Don.

The man who ran the stop sign has police records showing multiple infractions, but he was still driving. Today, my question is: can police now get him off our streets (discounting political correctness) before he kills someone else?

Margaret Dement



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