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Letter: An act of kindness

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

This is a letter that is long overdue. I hope you will consider publishing it or the facts of the event in some form because it was so important to me. The reason I waited so long is because I have had many, many problems and illnesses in my and my family’s lives that kept putting this to the back of the list. Nevertheless, I will never forget the extreme kindness of Deputy Jo Ella Hughes. This happened before the days of COVID, but perhaps this type of kindness is even more important now.

I am an elderly handicapped woman who was grocery shopping at Walmart. I only carry my keys and wallet. When I got to the car to load my groceries I found that I did not have my keys. I checked lost and found in the store and the restroom without success. I was not wearing a coat. I called the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office thinking some of the officers are able to open doors. It was a very cold day and Deputy Hughes responded but was not able to open the door. I thanked ...

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