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Letter of the Day: Police and fire

  • Members of Rancho Adobe Fire Department, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, and the Petaluma Police Department talk at the scene of a fire that killed two people and destroyed the Grant home at the end of Westgate Lane in Penngrove, California, on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

Police and fire

EDITOR: As a retired fireman I have learned the following from the job. The police are society's surrogate father, enforcing rules, regulations and laws. Firefighters are society's surrogate mother, providing rescue, medical aid and fire suppression. It is very, very difficult to get the two mentalities to work harmoniously in public safety ("Department under fire," Sunday).

LLOYD LARSON

Petaluma


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