2013-02-08 / Letters

Police officer is truly great person

To the editor:

Though nominations and voting has ended for the Great Person Award, I think this person is deserving of being recognized as an outstanding citizen not only in our community but also for all that he does in serving our country. His name is Brian McCarthy and he is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He is a South Portland police officer, an outstanding father, husband, son, neighbor and, most of all, friend to all.

This is his third deployment to the Middle East. He is sorely missed by his family and friends. While he was our neighbor here in South Portland, he never missed a beat by jumping in and assisting anyone. As a polite, soft spoken person, he would just appear from nowhere to help a friend or a neighbor. And even after he changed his residence, he would try to patrol our street at night to make sure all was well.

We miss you Brian. We thank you for all that you do for our country and we wish you all good wishes for 2013 and await your safe return. God bless.

Joanne Gross and friends and former neighbors in South Portland

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