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Shocking death of a homeless man

December 5, 2018

Shocking death of a homeless man

A homeless man apparently accidentally fell into a river and drowned. He was David Mullen.

The News Times did right by putting his story above the report of the final journey of a former President of the United States. The newspaper has a heart and it is in the right place.

I never met David Mullen. I did not even know that he existed. Yet, his death has affected me to the core.

By all accounts he was a good man. “He liked to take care of people. He was always looking out for others,” said Debbie Veles. “He was a great guy,” Brian Ashley. To be homeless and yet to take care of people! What can be greater than this?

He deserved better when he was alive. Let us make sure he gets a decent burial.

How wonderful it would be if residents of Danbury turned out in force for his burial.

I call upon Mayor Boughton, Lynn Taborsak (the tireless friend and advocate of the homeless), and the Rev. Phyllis Leopold of the Association of Religious Communities to get together and see that David Mullen gets a decent burial.

Mullen’s life and death should make all of us realize how blessed all of us are who have a home, a family and friends. Let us all understand this and be grateful for the priceless gifts we are blessed with.

Gulamhusein A. Abba

Danbury

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