Waukee Mayor's Letter to Community of Newtown, Connecticut

Mayor Bill Peard is sending a letter of condolence on behalf of Waukee residents to the mayor of Newtown, CT.

Waukee Mayor Bill Peard has sent a letter of condolence and support to a city official in Newtown, CT, the scene of last week's mass school shooting that killed 20 children.

He shared that letter with Waukee Patch, the text is below.


December 17, 2012 

First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra

Newtown Municipal Center

3 Primrose St.

Newtown, CT 06470


Dear First Selectman Llodra, 

On behalf of the City of Waukee, Iowa, I wish to express my deepest sympathy to you and the citizens of Newtown in light of the recent tragic event in your community. Please know that despite the geographical distance between our two cities, the people of Waukee hold the victims and their families close to our hearts and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.


William F. Peard, Mayor


Earlier Patch Story

How to Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting

This earlier story has links on how to help the people of Newtown, including local charities and a mailing address to send cards and letters.

Tartan Isaac December 19, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Dear all in Sandy Hook Newtown, At a time like this when words,minds and hearts cannot describe or fathom the anguish and pain of this unimaginable horror,you all are going through right now. We would like you to know that we are standing with you at this time of incomprehensible sorrow;sharing in a small way in our weakness,praying to our only God to give Heavenly Comfort,and console each and every one affected by this tragedy,being held in His Almighty Embrace of Compassion and Love. We are Christians from Pakistan,living in UK,sharing your sorrow and pain. If our arms were long enough to traverse the Atlantic these would embrace you all and comfort you with our love. Tartan and Stella Isaac
Todd Richissin December 20, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Class act, mayor. Nice job.
Rochelle Blanchard December 20, 2012 at 08:07 AM
What a thoughtful, meaningful gesture.
tea April 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Think.... if the teachers and others had guns only one child would have been killed. The people would have controlled the situation. Guns don't kill people do. In BOSTON and the surrounding area we are being held hostage. Think...If a terrorist bangs on your front door, police said don't open it to anyone but the police. Do you think the terrorist just walk away. They will draw a GUN and kill you. A gun in your hands and your family would be safe. GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE DO..We all need to have guns to protect our families. Nuts don't want you to protect your families. Newtown School would not have been this horror if people had guns...I'm from a first American family and I want to protect myself and family. Lock your self and family down and only the criminal has the guns...


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