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IN People ON 03 Sep, 2015
A good deed always brings people together. This is exactly what happened when Mr. Hamilton, father of a young lady Cecily Hamilton tried fixing problems at his neighbourhood in Georgia.
His daughter died in a car accident with her boyfriend because the bridge they were driving from had no guard rails. He registered a complaint and asked the authorities to fix it. When nothing happened, he took the matter in his own hands.
For doing so, he was arrested.
March 2015, Cecily Mcree Hamilton was travelling in a car with her boyfriend on a Sunday morning when this incident took place, The vehicle went off a bridge and into the river below. Both of them eventually died in this miserable incident.
Shannon Hamilton who was the girl's father was completely downhearted by the accident, as we can all imagine. You need to be a very strong person to be able to watch your daughter's body being pulled out of the river. Later that day he said, "I gave her a kiss and told her I loved her. Hugged her freezing body and said goodbye,"
If it was with us, we would never go to the bridge which killed our daughter, but not with Shannon Hamilton. After few days, he went to the officials and asked them to take some steps so that the same incidents doesn't occur again.
Mr Hamilton just didn't inform the authorities, but he even approached them and tried to know the status of his complaint. He was told that there were indeed planning to put up a guardrail. He kept waiting, but the precaution guard rail was never erected.
One month had passed since his daughter died and yet nothing was done by the authorities. No actions were taken to see that another such incident does not occur. Mr Hamilton decided that he would help matters by taking them in his own hands. Later he started building the guard rails on his own expense and time.
As Mr Hamilton was working day and night to fix the bridge when the police arrived and tried to stop him. When he dint stop he was arrested by the police.
Soon after Mr Shannon Hamilton was arrested he received enormous support from the local people, many of whom were parents. Mr Hamilton quoted at the time of his arrest "It's sad that the community and the grieving parents have to make things happen,"