November 14, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 45

Firing of lifeguard handled improperly

My daughter-in-law Patricia Peters, a Red Cross-certified lifeguard and water safety and swim instructor, was given a notice of termination in the most cowardly, underhanded, and chickencrap way on the evening of Nov. 9 by a borough policeman. Now, she is not a criminal, nor was this a subpoena: it was simply a letter with petty charges and accusations signed by the city clerk. Is this really a part of the job description for our police to deliver a notice telling you “You have been terminated”?

Barbara Blackwell