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Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

To the anonymous donor who recently presented a generous gift to the Connellsville Police Department, we join police officials in saying thank you.

This person, who helped the department reach its goal to upgrade onboard computers for police vehicles, did so without seeking any publicity or recognition. He asked only whether the police department met its goal. Then he wrote a check for $1,500.

That brought donations over the top. Police had already received $500 from the Connellsville Lions Club and $1,000 from the Yough River Trail Council.

To these two organizations, we also say thank you.

The onboard computers are important to the city police department's everyday operations. The terminals enable officers to check on vehicles and people so they don't need to bother 911. That keeps radio traffic down and can speed things up for officers.

Many acts of kindness go unrecognized in the city. And donors don't always give money. Some people instead donate their time and energy. And they don't ask for anything in return.

Obviously these community-minded individuals care about their city. That's demonstrated, and not always publicly, through their good works.

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