Letter to the citizens of Forks

I am the wife of Bill Rusk, PhD, the fisherman who disappeared during a fishing trip on the Bogachiel River on March 21. My Bill's body was ultimately found and recovered six days later. Throughout this terrible ordeal, I was heartened and sustained by the heroic efforts of the citizens of Forks. The search for Bill involved helicopters, divers, land searchers — the labors of more fine people than I will ever know. Particular thanks go out to members of the Sheriff's office and Sgt. Brian King, the many search and rescue teams and countless concerned citizens who joined in the process. Though my Bill is gone, I will be forever thankful for the incredible concern and tireless efforts of so many fine people who gave so much on behalf of a stranger.

Esmeralda RuskSequim


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