Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bringing some closure in Minneapolis

The body of the last known victim of the I35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis was recovered from the Mississippi River Monday, bringing the death toll to 13.

Gregory Jolstad was a construction crew member working on resurfacing the bridge when it collapsed nearly three weeks ago.

The discovery of the remains of the last known missing person in the bridge tragedy brings some closure to the friends and families of those who perished.

It also fulfills a promise made by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, who was in charge of the recovery operations, to bring all the lost home.

Throughout all of the bustle, Sheriff Stanek stood out as a model of compassion and professionalism. He and the multitude of others who were involved in the rescue and recovery deserve our appreciation.

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