Thirty years ago I took my 6 year old daughter to the Peoria Zoo and as chance would have it one of the Peoria hospitals was holding a stuffed animal day at the Zoo. Little did I know 29 years later, the idea that I brought back to Quincy would still be flourishing.
This Monday morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. officers from the Quincy Police Department responded to Blessing Hospital for a report of a subject who had arrived by private vehicle to their facility with a gunshot wound.
As time passes, you would think it would get easier to talk about the loss of a friend. Well, it isn’t easier and maybe that’s good. I don’t want to forget John Tripp, not only for our close friendship, but for everything he did for others.
Please allow me to be a little repetitive with my remarks this week, but I feel I must do so. Months ago I discussed my feelings on where the Adams County Ambulances in Quincy should be housed and my thought process has not changed at all.