My friend Andrew’s sister Sarah and her husband John have worked tirelessly to correct the media’s misrepresentation that Andrew was on his cell phone at the time of his death.  Their efforts have been rewarded by Minnesota Public Radio which carried a story that corrected that lie.  The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department has issued an apology for its rush to judgement, and a retraction stating that Drew was not on his cell phone.  Further investigations by the Federal Railroad Association are ongoing.

Please read the story here:

I admire Sarah and John for their efforts to make sure that Andrew’s reputation as an exemplary worker, whose foremost thought on the job was for safety, was restored.  I’m sure it was a very difficult thing to hear, and to do, so persistently, given the depth of their pain and loss. 

Bravo, you two, bravo.  Andrew is so very proud.