I think that the police officer who sprinted out of the River Forest police station to save Therese Pender on March 16 should be commended for heroism. Yes, Ms. Pender died, but the officer’s response was an act of high heroism nevertheless. When I heard of his actions, it literally brought tears to my eyes. The people of River Forest should be proud to have such a man in the service of their protection.

Robert W. DeChristopher
Oak Park

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