Chief Willard B.
County Court House
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
New York 10601
Dear Chief B.,
I am writing this letter
to convey my belated thanks to your wonderful court officers. I am a local attorney
who has been a visitor to Westchester's court house for many years. I had always
been impressed by the professional and courteous attitude of your officers, but
I recently learned just how able they are.
On May 4, I had the misfortune
of falling down a flight of concrete steps, used as a detour during renovation
of the court house. I knew that I was hurt, but not that my left hip had been
fractured in the fall.
The officers arrived almost immediately. They asked
the correct medical questions (I am a former emergency room nurse practitioner)and
summoned an ambulance immediately.
They were calm, caring and fully prepared
to protect me from further harm. Although I asked to be helped to my feet, they
would not ailow me to move.
Even more remarkable was the manner in which
they helped me deal with pain and fear. They engaged me in a gentle conversation,
designed to calm me and to provide them with data about my medical condition.
When I began to shiver, they correctly concluded that I was going into shock.
An officer, whose nickname is, I believe, "OH, " instantly removed his jacket
and covered me with it. I felt that I could not be in more competent, warm and
genuinely concerned hands.
I was even contacted by several officers after
my emergency surgery. Once I returned to the court house, I .was repeatedly greeted
with enthusiastic support from many of your officers, who seemed truly delighted
by my recovery.
I feel a special bond and gratitude to these wonderful
officers. Their professional competence was overshadowed only by their humane
expressions of warm support. I will never forget their priceless gift to me.
I feel in my heart that your officers were my best friends during a very bad episode
in my life. Bless them all and please convey to them my sincere expression of