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A Letter to the Editor

Updated: Feb 25


Dear Editor,

On the morning of December 3rd, while on my morning walk, I came across a dog that had been hit by a car and badly injured. While I was trying to assess the situation, Ms. Debbie Berger of Beltsville, whom I had never met before, pulled over to ask if I needed help. While we were trying to figure out how to handle the situation, we were lucky enough to have Officer Harris of the Prince Georges County Police Department pull over to help us.

Within in minutes, Office Harris called for help, and we had a total of five Prince Georges Country finest helping us with the poor animal in distress.

They immediately jumped into action and tried to put the dog in their patrol car to transport him to an emergency vet. When we found this was not possible, Ms. Berger immediately volunteered her SUV to transport the dog.

The officers gave us a police escort to Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital and called ahead to ensure the animal would receive priority attention. The staff at Rocky Gorge jumped into action as soon as we arrived.

I would like to thank Ms. Berger, the officers of Prince Georges County, and the staff at Rocky Gorge for trying to save this poor dog. The commitment of the officers, the outreach of a stranger, and staff of Rocky Gorge all pulled together is the most amazing way.

A special thank you to the officers who assisted Ms. Berger and I, their outreach to the community, compassion, and actions will not be forgotten. May all the police officers stay safe in these unprecedented times.


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