Letters to the Editor

Grateful for Kindness
Kindness in this world of ours is all too precious and often all too fleeting. People who exude and exemplify kindness make a profound difference and positively impact their communities in myriad ways.
I would like to shine a light on someone who positively impacts those around her on a daily basis – Kayla Brown, the manager of Daniel Island Village apartments.
I lived all over the country (prior to settling at DIV) and never before have I had the honor and joy of living in a community, with someone at the helm, who cares deeply about the community’s residents and continuously exemplifies kindness, graciousness and professionalism.
Sadly, these qualities are all too often lacking in management professionals, which makes Ms. Brown a very special and impactful woman. Doing a difficult job exceptionally well and always treating people with kindness, courtesy and grace is a gift to humanity and shines a light in this dark world. My days, and those of everyone in my community, are brighter and better thanks to Ms. Brown and her perpetual sunshine.
I am grateful to her and to all who seek to be a light of goodness and grace in this world. I hope that kindness is a gift we can all pay forward in this new year.
Michelle Lindsey
Daniel Island
In Memory of Chief Luther Reynolds
I had the opportunity to work with Chief Reynolds on a number of firearm safety initiatives throughout his tenure as chief of police for the City of Charleston. It was clear from the first time I was in a meeting with him, that Chief Reynolds was an active listener. He looked you in the eye and asked follow up questions that revealed a public servant with compassion, intelligence and empathy. Chief shared with me how impactful it was for himself and his officers to engage with individuals and families when dealing with tragedies; in particular gun violence incidents.
When it came to promoting firearm safety, Chief Reynolds always made himself available to participate in forums in person or on Zoom. He advocated continuously for common sense gun safety laws in South Carolina that protect our families and children yet still respected our second amendment rights
Chief Reynold’s was particularly direct in his communication regarding keeping our firearms secured at home and in our vehicles. He shared with me how frustrating it was for him and his department to have to deal with the continuous theft of firearms from unlocked vehicles or the theft of firearms that were not locked and secured properly. The Chief said invariably these preventable thefts of firearms end up being used in other crimes.
Chief Luther Reynolds was a man of honor, courage and dedication that should be long remembered.
Peter Zalka
Daniel Island

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