Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Not Alone

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Candy Priano of PursuitSafety.org. This non-profit organization is working toward changing police pursuit policies and hopefully saving lives.

Her daughter, Kristie, was killed in 2002, as a result of a police chase in a residential area.

Ms. Priano recently wrote an article praising Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent for his sweeping policy changes, which went into effect January 1, 2009. She contacted me to let me know that PursuitSafety was publishing this article, and asking if I wanted to comment, and also wanted to give me an opportunity to put the story of Jessica and Kelli on their website. A link to that story is here.

I've read some of the stories, and it's doubly hard for me, because I know how these people feel.


minniemama68 said...

Oh God, Kim, I've said it before, but I'm so sorry.

Alaina said...

It's sounds silly to say, but that article was wonderfully wrote. However, I wish that it never had to be written.

Prayers...and once again, I am so sorry.

jill said...

On Feb. 11th it will be 3 years sense we lost Ellese, It's sad to say we are not alone, my loss was not caused by a police pursuit, but any way you look at it this is a horrible club to be in

Zip n Tizzy said...

I'm sorry there are enough affected families that there needs to be a website, but thank you for continuing to get the message out. Awareness is key.

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

I can't believe all the senseless deaths resulting from unnecessary police chases. Thank you for sharing your story and bringing this issue to light.

Erin said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My husband is a police officer in Winston-Salem, NC, where I am proud to say we have an anti-chase policy.