Praise for sheriff’s deputy who assisted during storm

August 27, 2014

All too often these days, we hear about police officers who get in trouble. Rarely do we hear about it when they do things above and beyond the call of duty. I had such an experience while paddling the Kishwaukee during the storm on Saturday, Aug. 23. Lightning forced us off the river — and into poison ivy and brambles. After we made it to shelter, Sherriff’s Deputy Tom Brimhall drove by and offered to take me to a nearby county maintenance facility. He did so, and even found some anti-poison ivy wash. Then, he took us to our vehicles. In all, Deputy Brimhall spent close to an hour helping us, when he could have just driven on. He is a true public servant, and should be commended.

Thomas M. Lindblade
President Emeritus, Illinois Paddling Council

From the Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 2014, issue


  1. Tad

    August 27, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Very nice to hear

  2. Ginger

    August 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Amen to that!

  3. Jerry Dickson

    August 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I have the honor of knowning Officer Brimhall for some time. Not only is he a credit to his department, he is a person who truly cares, and a decent human being. Congrats on the recognition.

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