Tonawanda News — In a life spent predominantly on that street, he said, he’s never seen anything like it. In my eight years there, neither have I.
We didn’t get back to sleep for a while. What if? If that could happen on our quiet street, what else? What if it had been daytime? What if it had been spring? It probably speaks of cliché suburban complacency, but still ... what if?
In the grand scheme of things, the whole situation could have been much worse, and for that, I thank the police officers who mitigated the damage as best they could. I’m glad no one was hurt. I’m glad that not even the property damage was as great as it could have been.
But I don’t think I’ll ever again hear a siren on our street without thinking ... what if?Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.