Thanks for story about family’s loss in police shooting

I am writing in regard to the Sunday Herald front-page article by Diana Hefley (“Family of man killed by police won’t have their day in court,” July 9): It was so nice to see something where someone was looking out for the victim’s family. Hefley did an excellent job with gathering information for Dustin Willard’s family to final have a voice in all of the past 8 1/2 years. This may be the only “day in court” that they may get, thanks to you and your staff.

The will never get over the loss of their son, but not feeling that they get any justice makes it even harder.

This subject definitely belonged on the front page.

May your kindness, and thoughtfulness help others to make sure no one else must suffer like this family has had to do.

We also realized this happened on Nov. 8, 2008, the same day we laid our beautiful 37-year-old daughter, a mother of three, to rest. We have suffered so much, but unlike the Willards our daughter died at the hands of medical mistakes, not killed by the police, so we were able to say our goodbyes.

Thank you again. Just as we were about to stop taking the paper, we get up Sunday and there was the much-needed article.

May the family find peace in knowing all who read this article are sending our love and prayers to them.

Bill and Nina Dearinger

Mountlake Terrace

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