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Letter: It’s time to put the past behind us

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:00 am

Yes, Lodi Police Lt. Chris Piombo, that was a tragedy 15 years ago (“Officer Rick Cromwell remembered 15 years later,” Dec. 12) — and for the senior citizen that gave up his license because of that accident.

Officer Rick Cromwell had made a U-turn, and was traveling without lights and siren. Was Rick partly to blame for this accident, or is it all on the back of the senior citizen who had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? For 15 years this person has been chastised as the sole reason for this accident.

I think it is time to put this to bed once and for all. This was a terrible accident and we all hope it does not happen again.

Ben Coleman

Lodi

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1 comment:

  • Ed Walters posted at 12:03 pm on Tue, Dec 17, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 437

    Cromwell had just as much to do with his own demize as that senior. I remember it as if it were yesterday. For a split second had Cromwell looked before making that fatal U turn, he would still be riding his bike on motor patrol and that senior might still have his drivers licence. [sad]

     

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