Letter to the Editor | Happy ending in Happy Valley

We would like to express our deep gratitude to the State College police department for recently locating my daughter who suffers from mental illness. She decided to take off while visiting family, and if it had not been for the officers’ quick response, our family vacation may have ended very differently.

A special thank you to Ali from Alpha Fire Co. for being a godsend. After inadvertently forgetting our cell phones to frantically begin our search, we flagged her down to find the police department. She not only had us follow her back to the fire station, but placed the call herself.

All of these people were not only efficient and professional, but just as importantly, kind and sensitive in a challenging situation. Again, a heartfelt thank you for all that you did. It meant more than you could know.

Peggy Tudek

West Tisbury, Mass.