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A Death in the Family

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My mother-in-law, Susie Mitchel Martin; passed away unexpectedly this weekend. Obviously, all my attention has been directed toward supporting my wife and family. I want to thank you for all the cards, e-mails, messages, thoughts, prayers etc.

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People worth dying for…

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Everyday I work I meet people "worth" dying for. It's the people in my territory .... the people I'm sworn to protect. It's also the Brothers and Sisters I work with ... for me, they're all "worth it" but I don't think about it that way.

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Opening up

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I spent my younger years in the Department assigned to a Ladder ..... it was good, honest work. I've learned a lot since then. Truck work made me a good fireman. I'd like to think I'm older and wiser now but some will argue that.

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Climbing out ….

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I'll never get to make "those" calls again ... not to Jackson and it's killing me. This grief ... the depression.... it keeps knocking me down but I won't let it keep me here.

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I dont know ….

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Brothers and Sisters I'm telling you NOW ..... we DO have somewhere to go ... somewhere to turn to ... someone who'll listen. I'm going to start talking about it a lot. I'm going to because I want YOU to know that they are there. THEY .... someone who UNDERSTANDS, and they are there for US!

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