Timely and effective response

Timely and effective response

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To the Editor:

My family and I would like to wholeheartedly thank police Chief Bettencourt, fire Chief Peter Shemeth, the Edgartown Police Department and the Edgartown Fire Department for their timely and effective response to the fire at our house early Monday morning, caused by an act of arson.

We would particularly like to offer our thanks and gratitude to Mike Snowdon of the Edgartown Police Department, who put his life in jeopardy by entering our house in order to extinguish the fire.

The residents of Edgartown are truly fortunate to have such a fine and dedicated police department and fire department.

E. Burke Ross Jr.

Edgartown