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Letter to the Editor

Writer Chides Litigants in MVFD Suit

web posted February 17, 2014

Dear Editor:
Having read the Edgefield Daily News January 2014 Edition, I noted,  with disgust,  an article reporting that a couple of Edgefield County citizens were filing suit against the Merriweather Volunteer Fire Department. 
   
They allege Negligence and Recklessness, Private Nuisance, Public Nuisance, and Trespass: Not that the volunteers failed in their efforts to protect the folks in their community. Not that the  volunteers had missed birthday parties, Holiday meals, and weddings in order to respond to a neighbors call for help; Not that they do it all for free.

Patricia and William Pitka are filing suit because the volunteers spent their own money to clear their own property to build a training facility to train themselves to enable the firefighters to improve service to the likes of the Pitkas.
   
The ungrateful Pitkas didn’t complain as their insurance premiums were reduced as a result of the volunteers efforts. I doubt very seriously that these people have donated anything to show support of the volunteers.
   
The citizens of Edgefield County are very fortunate to have their volunteer firefighters, and they know it. Hopefully, the Pitka’s attorney won’t be able to find twelve jurors to rule against their local heros.
   
The old adage, “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” seems to be fitting for  Patricia and William Pitka .

C.M. Lane, Sr.
Millen, GA






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