We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the South Portland Fire and Rescue Department, the South Portland Police Department and the owner and staff of Docks Seafood Restaurant in South Portland.

On Monday evening, Aug. 27, when we were dining at Docks with our friends, the husband had a massive heart attack.

The efforts and professionalism shown by all who responded and made every effort to resuscitate him was the epitome of a well-trained and sensitive team. We know they did all that was humanly possible to come out with positive results, but it wasn’t meant to be.

The citizens of South Portland should take comfort in knowing how great these responders are prepared in such events.

Dick and Adele Aronson