One day several years ago my husband and I were out for a walk and returned to my car that was parked in the Ithaca High School parking lot. A young woman was learning to drive in that parking lot and made a mistake. She hit one of the light poles and knocked over the pole. Her husband and young daughter had been in the car with her. The police arrived and were there as we got to the parking lot. Amanda St. Denis was sitting on the ground with the small child in her lap. She was comforting that child as she was very upset. She rocked her and talked to her and calmed her down. It was a moment my husband and I spoke of yesterday as we learned of her death. This was a special moment. It wasn't done for cameras as there were none there. It simply showed what a caring and compassionate individual Officer St. Denis was. Our sympathy goes out to her entire family. We are so sorry for your loss.