Letter to the Editor

Mom thanks Blytheville police, Good Samaritan for saving sonís life

Saturday, January 5, 2019

To the editor:

I am writing on behalf of Antonio Knox, Jr. family members. I wish to give our deepest gratitude for the love, hard work, and concern for my son.

January 5, 2018 is a day I will never forget. My son had just left me less than 10 minutes. I received a phone call saying my son had been shot. My heart dropped and my head began to hurt as I drove to be by my sonís side. I saw my son at the police station on the ground and I stopped my car, jumped out, and tried to get to my boy. City employee Steve Lewis and Mrs. Teresa Selvy tried so hard to keep me sane. They went straight into prayer mode. I thank yíall so much for what yíall did for me.

I also want to thank the two Good Samaritans who took Antonio to the police station. Now I want to express my salutation, appreciation, and gratitude to the Blytheville Police Department for the hard work and concerted efforts they showed to my son.

I personally want to thank Officer Nathan Krupin, Sgt. Byron St. Laurent, Capt. Jeremy Ward, and S/A Bobby Ephlin. They assisted by going above and beyond with the help from GOD keeping my boy alive. They were amazing people and all hands on. The care, concerns, and professionalism they displayed in handling the situation was greatly appreciated.

Finally, I want to thank the entire staff at the local hospital. The professional doctors, nurses, clergy, victim support team, and Everyone who came out to show their concern, kind words, and prayers. I know Iím missing some people but itís not intentional. I want you to know we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

On behalf of myself and (Antonio) my family, thank you: for your quick thinking, for your tireless training, for never leaving Antonioís side. Thank you!

ó Yolanda Taylor