Letter: Family matters to Falmouth public safety workers

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On Aug. 29 I attended a family gathering to honor a young man taken before his time. The members of this family are police, fire/rescue and public safety dispatchers. This event was a funeral service for Doug Doyle, a dispatcher for our great town of Falmouth.

The love of this family of patrol officers, firefighters, medical responders and staff officers was truly a glorious sight to witness.

Doug’s family has endured the loss of three of its members in the last two years. Doug’s loving wife Sandra and mom Betty, who were taken before him, were included in the memories of this family during the service.

As the motorcade passed the Dispatch Center on Woods Road we were extremely moved by the mobile traffic sign stating “THANK YOU DOUG” and then the arch of two tower ladder trucks with an American flag at the entrance to the cemetery.

Once again with leadership from Sgt. Frank Soule, this family planned and carried out a memorial service for one of its members in the same caring manner it treats the citizens of Falmouth. Doug’s dad, aunt and younger brother will remember the love shown by this unique family of friends, neighbors and co-workers forever.

I am extremely proud to be a member of this great family for well over 50 years. The residents of Falmouth are blessed to have this public safety family available 24/7 to call upon when help is needed.

Bill Lunt III