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Vickie Cole-Martin, Victim Advocate Receives High Praises for Her Support
May 26, 2015

Vickie Cole-Martin received the email below from Cathy Clark, the sister of Todd Musser who was tragically killed by a drunk driver the week before Christmas. He left a wife and three boys, one just 7 years old. Her email reinforces the value of the role our Victim Advocates play in helping victims families get through a very difficult time.

Vickie, Thank you. I’m not sure I can express how grateful I am that we had you to help us through everything. When the accident first occurred, for several weeks it felt like we were never going to get any information of any kind. We were never told there was alcohol related to the accident, we found that out on line. We were never given any information as to how the investigation was progressing, who we could talk to, etc. Anything we found out was by making a phone call or reading it on line. Until we met you. That’s when it all changed. You have been so patient and kind. You took the time to explain the process to myself and the rest of the family. You took the time to answer all of our questions and even the questions we didn’t think to ask. You took the time to make sure everyone felt included and that everyone was receiving the same information. Without you, I’m not sure we would have known when to be at the hearings or where to be. We were so fortunate that you were assigned to our family. I’m not sure how that works, if we just got the luck of the draw, but I feel blessed to have worked through this with you. Whether you like it or not – you will always feel like you are a part of the Musser family to me. I wish you the best and the future families that have the privilege to have you to guide them through these difficult types of situations will be very lucky. You are one of the most patient, kind, guiding, and sincere people I have ever met. I have no words except – THANK YOU!!!! From the bottom of my heart. Cathy Clark

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