Thank you to everyone who has brought support, prayers, thoughts and so much more to the family of Dennis Gump.
I was called by my husband's work that day to tell me he hadn't shown up. I went out looking for him and came across the wreck where he was.
I thank the wonderful Oregon State Troopers, Jeremy and Dee Dee, for their help; the many ODOT people, and anyone who dealt with this horrible accident.
I also thank the dump truck driver, his wife, and also his mom for the kind words. You tried everything possible to avoid the accident. It was just that: an accident.
Thank you goes out to the many people calling for help for my husband. You did all you could do when seeing a dangerous situation and you were unable to help him with his medical emergency.
Many people have taken care of me and my son, Patrick. The outpouring of love has been sometimes overwhelming. Our community needs to know the love that it has shown to us.
We are so grateful.
Please continue to show love to all around you. It will keep my husband's memory alive.
- Sally Schatz Gump and Patrick E. (Danger) Gump, St. Helens