All of us in Southern Oregon in Public Safety have a very heavy heart right now as one of our own has lost her life in a tragic head-on collision less than 48 hours ago. The shock of it still numbs. Some of those first responders who have been dispatched by her previously had to respond to this accident, and work the case where she was the victim of this fatal traffic accident. If there was ever an example of a bad thing happening to a good person…this is it. It was senseless, preventable, and should not have happened. I will speak more to that in the days to come…..
Karen Greenstein was loved by her husband, her family, her co-workers, and just about anyone else that had the good fortune to know her. She was described as the “calm in the storm” of Dispatch (Emergency Communications Of Southern Oregon) optimistic at all times, and a committed public safety professional. I was only around her for a few years when she worked as a dispatcher for MPD…but I NEVER saw her without a smile and a can-do attitude. She was THAT person.
She was the person others wanted to work with…to be around.
“When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Try to live your life that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” (Old Native American Verse.)
Karen lived such a life. We will continue to celebrate and honor her life. May God Bless her and keep her close. May he also bring comfort to her family at this time.
I am thinking a good thought for her family and co-workers at this time. We will stay strong for them.
Karen Greenstein-ECSO’s Best!