Rest of the Story

Oct 17, 2018

To the Editor:

I was happy to read the Sept. 26 story describing the FDNY firefighter’s recovered gold Maltese Cross. I was visiting my Aunt Betty at her Ship Bottom house in July and she showed me the cross and wondered how she might find the owner. Good job by the Ship Bottom police. 

I want your readers to know that this is not the first time over the past 35 years that Betty has been able to return precious and sentimental metal objects to their owners. Her reward is, as the SandPaper story reads, “to learn his story and how this piece came to lay there.” 

I have read all the bad stories and letters about stolen flip-flops at the beach, stolen bicycles and even thoughtless and senseless vandalism. Fortunately, the vast majority of people in our area are honest and good. 

After the Sept. 26 article, the firefighter, Joe Healy, took the time to visit with Betty. They took pictures with them both in their FDNY shirts, at her house and on the beach. The shirt will always remind her of this story.

Michael Sullivan

Warren, N.J., and Barnegat Light


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