Another tragedy is hitting too close to home for Station 8 of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. Last year, one of its firefighters lost both legs in an accident. On Thursday, the daughter of the station's fire captain was killed in a crash the firefighters were sent to in northwest Harris County.
I don't believe that my children ever really understood why I was always so anal about their driving habits and those of their friends. Now that two of them are involved in the business, I think they have come to realize what parents involved in public safety think about every time the tones go off for a collision and our children are out and about, could it be one of them?
My condolences and prayers go to Capt. Rodriguez and his family, as well as all the brothers and sisters of Station 8.