Personal Narrative: Aug. 9

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I won’t forget Aug. 9 for a long time. It started as typical Tuesday with a couple of court hearings, maybe an arrest, but nothing to exciting. That all changed at dawn. Let’s take a break here for some background. I am a reporter in Morgantown, W.Va. and I cover cops, courts, death and destruction. That translates to much of our breaking news and my job is to get to the scene, grab the basics, shoot video and photos, tweet, Facebook and call back the newsroom to update editors on the situation. Then get more photos, videos and talk to more people for print story. Aug. 9 began with a tow-truck driver killed on the interstate responding to another wreck. I started my day by nailing down information about what happened and the victim. When
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