April 23, 2008 Last Wednesday's shooting of Capac Police Chief Raymond Hawks and St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputy Tim O'Boyle outside a Capac home serves as a reminder of the risks police and emergency personnel take every time they put on their uniforms, and it's always unsettling when harm comes to those who choose to wear those uniforms.
In last week's incident, prompt responses from a tow truck driver at the scene and a neighbor who ran to help also show that everyday people are capable of doing extraordinary things.
Their actions, along with the response of EMS and police from around the area are commendable in a situation that was harrowing and dangerous.
Residents of Capac and the surrounding area are keeping the chief and his family in their thoughts and prayers.
The unfortunate shooting of two law enforcement officers serves as a reminder to everyone that police and emergency personnel put their lives on the line every time they put on their uniforms.