Weeping Water Honors Fallen Ambulance Driver
An entire community said goodbye to Bob Hanes, a public servant who died while driving somebody to the hospital.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
WEEPING WATER, NEB - An entire community said goodbye to a public servant who died while driving somebody to the hospital. There was an immense outpouring of support from the rural town of Weeping Water for fallen ambulance driver Bob Hanes.
Mayor Harold Stubbendieck told KMTV Action 3 News Reporter Emily Szink it just goes to show Bob Hanes wasn't just part of the Hanes family, but part of a much bigger family.
“Nobody who knew Bob didn't like him. He was the kind of person where you either liked him or you loved him,” said Weeping Water Mayor Harold Stubbendieck.
It seems the entire town of weeping water respected Bob Hanes.
“He cared. He cared about his family, his community, his customers and that was his life,” said Mayor Stubbendieck.
Volunteers from other rural agencies, like firefighters, EMTs and police officers stood watch in the town so their counterparts could attend. In their business it's all about being one big family.
“They're brothers, it is a big brotherhood. It's an amazing group to work with,” said Mayor Stubbendieck. Mayor Harold Stubbendieck said Bob was a humble man and would've never cared for such a celebration. He would've wanted something much simpler.
“He would've wanted us to just say kind words about him. I think the way we did it was even better than that. There are still kind words to come,” said Mayor Stubbendieck.