Letters to the Editor

Jasper’s loss prompts comfort

Margot and I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and condolences we have received. It is truly what makes living on Whidbey a special place.

As a result of the earlier letter to the Whidbey News-Timess, KIRO TV did a report on our loss and raised the issue of safety on our rural roads. I had a great conversation with Sheriff Brown about the crime and was reminded that it is important to dial 911 immediately.

We were in such shock at the time that we didn’t do this and we realize that not only did this driver kill our Jasper he endangered everyone that goes for a walk on our roads.

Sgt. Mike Beech will be meeting with us on Friday and as a result of the letter we have at least a possible suspect in mind. Proving it will be difficult but we are at least one step closer.

We will always miss Jasper but we are so comforted by all of you who care.

Thank you everyone.

Bruce and Margot Bottolfson


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