Kearny PD honors hometown heroes

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The Kearny Police Department would like to give a huge shout out to two Kearny citizens who need to be congratulated for a good deed well done.

The scenario played out last week with Officer Mata responding to a report of a cat stuck on top of what was thought to be a telephone pole between Bristol and the apartments behind the GKI. He was told the feline had been up there for several days and was causing quite a ruckus in the neighborhood.

The officer first contacted the Kearny Fire Department for assistance, but was told the kind of equipment needed was not available on the fire trucks. He then contacted the Winkelman Fire Department and got much the same response.

It was then determined that the pole was not a telephone pole but was a power pole instead. Officer Mata contacted APS and was told a truck would be sent out as soon as possible, but may take some time.

In the meantime enters Dick Bynum and Robert Anderson, who live in the neighborhood. They offered assistance to Officer Mata by providing a ladder tall enough to get to the cat. While the officer and Anderson steadied the ladder Bynum climbed up and rescued the poor kitty.

The cat was happy to finally get off its perch and scampered away. APS was canceled. Thank you to these two town heroes.

Vicki Clark (42 Posts)

Vicki started her career in the journalism field while attending Ray High School in Kearny with an excellent teacher who took her by the hand and guided her. She worked on the school newspaper and as a senior was a co-editor. Her dream was to go on to college to study journalism and eventually to travel the world reporting the news. This dream was interrupted by life circumstances. She stayed in Kearny and went to work for the Copper Basin News in 1964 as a typesetter. Her editor was Ira Q. Toler and he also was a good teacher. After marrying and having children, her desires to again work in the newspaper field surfaced. She responded to an ad for a position in advertising for the Copper Basin News which included selling, lay-out and design. She was hired on the spot. The business has greatly changed with technology and the introduction of desktop publishing. She was fortunate enough to be a part of it. She has now worked for Copper Area News Publishers on and off for over 30 years, starting when John Seater was the publisher. She has held many positions over the years, but is most proud to be named a reporter. She loves to write and is so grateful for being given that chance.


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