Accused had a good side

I would like share what I knew about Dave Bobbitt. I’ve been thinking about writing for quite sometime. I’ve been trying to keep up to date with the status on the Dave Bobbitt case.

I would like share what I knew about Dave Bobbitt. I’ve been thinking about writing for quite sometime. I’ve been trying to keep up to date with the status on the Dave Bobbitt case.

I had the pleasure to get to know Dave quite well. He was always very nice to me and my children. He was a very good person with a big heart, for those of us that had the opportunity to get to know Dave. Those people know who they are.

I haven’t read or heard much about the positive side of Dave, so I just wanted to share my thoughts and feelings. I guess people would sooner just forget and move on. Well I knew Dave pretty well, and for me it’s pretty hard to just move on when he has touched my life the way he has and my children for that matter. And yes it is sad what happened.

From what I knew about Dave he had been through a lot before this unfortunate story took the headlines. I knew Dave was pretty stressed out. And honestly, I did try to do something about it before this incident took place. This is what really saddens me because this could have been prevented, if I was taken seriously at the time.

A few weeks before the incident the police knew he was having problems. As a person who was concerned and cared, I contacted the police, but nothing became of it. I’m not placing blame and I don’t expect people to change their minds about the events that took place, but Dave was a real person too, and still is.

He certainly helped me and my children out when I needed the help and I am forever grateful to him for that. I won’t forget he was a caring member of this community, he was a very hard worker, for one person he did a lot to keep Dave’s Second Hand Store going, with the help of the few who cared, he had a big heart, he helped a lot of people out.

I was around Dave enough to know the good side about him and I am really thankful we crossed paths. He helped me take a good look at myself to become a better person. He left footprints on my heart. Everyone has an opinion and I am sharing mine with you all.

Bertha Pruden

 

Penticton