This past Sunday I read a posting of a story written by Somerville News Weekly’s William Tauro on his Facebook page that on Saturday he was attending a police officer’s father’s funeral and he had encountered a Somerville policeman standing outside of his police cruiser. It was a cold and rainy day. William asked “why aren’t you in your cruiser staying warm and dry ?” The policeman said ” it is warmer outside than in my cruiser” After a discussion with this policeman it was learned that this police cruiser’s heat had not been fixed for 2 months, even after 2 request were made to the powers that be.
I found this upsetting. I read this story to my 14 year old son, just to find out how he felt about it. After I finished reading the story my son looked at me and said “Mom “Doesn’t everyone deserve to work in a safe and healthy workplace? Even if that workplace is a car?”
He is right. Why don’t others feel the same?
Meredith and her 14 year old son Peter Mccallion.
Read William Tauro’s original posting below :
It’s bad enough that I attended a funeral on Saturday and I witnessed with my own eyes a Somerville police officer standing outside in the pouring cold rain telling me that it’s more warmer outside his cruiser then inside the vehicle because the heat wasn’t working in the cruiser the poor guy was frostbitten WTF whoever is in charge of our police vehicles bring it to a dealer and stop patching it up delaying the process. I also found out that the heat hasn’t been working for over two months with three request to fix it?? Hello out there what’s up with that?