We need to hear more about heroic actions on Baltimore’s streets
The report on the Ceasefire event mentioned almost in passing a man who was killed when he jumped in front of a 14-year-old girl to save her (“Baltimore residents rally for ‘Ceasefire’ after weekend begins with shootings: ‘We haven’t lost hope,’” Feb. 8).
That man was a hero.
We hear too little of the quality of our fellow citizens.
We hear complaints about children acting rowdy and thoughtless, as every one of us did in some degree when we were young. We hear complaints about the aggressiveness of some of those who are trying to make a living with squeegees.
We do not hear, until it is too late for us to say “thank you,” of the ingrained generosity and kindness that make a young man willing to give up his life to save a young girl.
We do not even know his name, but let us at least tell his family and friends we understand a little bit of what they have lost and honor it.
Katharine W. Rylaarsdam, Baltimore