On June 12, while coming back from a family reunion, we came upon a bad motorcycle wreck 30 miles east of Brady. We did what we could, including CPR for one of the passengers, but she died at the scene.
The survivor, her husband of two weeks, was airlifted to University Medical Center Brackenridge. He’s a Denver firefighter who has since been transferred to his hometown.
They were miles from home, and Battalion Chief Bob Nicks, president of the Austin Firefighters Association and others from the union stepped up and helped the man’s family tremendously in that first critical week they spent in Austin to be with their dad.
It makes me proud to see Austin folks assist those in need and to hear the family think so fondly of Austin even in this time of tragedy. Thanks, folks, for keeping Austin friendly and compassionate — not just weird.
tOM Kelley email@example.com