Thank you for speaking frankly about tragedy

Regarding the ‘Guest column: Sometimes tragedy happens and no one is to blame’ from Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper — thank you.

Thank you for having courage to speak frankly to us about the Brown family tragedy.

Thank you for directly confronting the pain of this reality with emotional maturity.

Thank you for calling others to accountability who would layer their judgment upon those vulnerable persons intimately involved.

With a loss for words in this momentous experience, I defer to the British poet, T.S. Eliot:

“Words strain,

Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,

Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,

Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,

Will not stay still.”

Thank you for your compassionate empathy and your professional expertise.