I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the Extraordinary Service Award that your organization presented to me on June 21.
Unfortunately, I was hospitalized due to an illness the evening of the award presentation and was not able to attend as Chief Thomas Garrity accepted the award in my behalf.
I appreciate the effort your organization takes to provide public service workers throughout the area with the recognition you provide.
Emergency service personnel have a desire to help others, give time away from family and strive to improve out communities. I believe all workers in this field deserve this award, so I am especially grateful to be singled out to receive this award for 2007.
ANDREW S. DUFRESNE