February 28, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

SPD deserves praise


The serenity of our neighborhood was shattered Friday evening, Feb. 17, when the police evacuated us from our home. The man living in the other half of our duplex had threatened to “… burn the duplex down, kill people and commit suicide.”

We were unaware of the standoff until the police knocked on our door and informed us we would have to leave. They made certain we had a safe place to go, and stayed with us until we drove off.

They notified us about five hours later that it was safe to return because they had the man in custody, and had taken him to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for a mental evaluation.

We want to express our appreciation to all who helped bring about a safe resolution to a frightening situation. The Spokane police did a very professional job, and should receive the accolades they deserve.

Bob and Ara Morrow


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