I've lived in the neighborhood in question for 38 years. Years ago, it was a good neighborhood. Not a wealthy neighborhood, but the families knew each other and looked after each other. Even the neighborhood "tough guys" had a sense of right and wrong. I remember years ago, some local "hoodlums" threatening to beat up a guy from outside the neighborhood. The guy had stolen my quarter from the top of a video game. Looking back, it's funny now, but those guys were incensed that someone from outside South Buffalo would rip off a young kid from the neighborhood. It wasn't a racial issue (the guy who stole the quarter was white). Even then, some of the guys from the South Park neighborhood in that group were of different races. If the person was cool/decent, he had everyone's respect (white, black, or Hispanic).
The sad part is the items stolen from Linda's house are irreplaceable. They have sentimental value. A million dollars from a benefit or a fundraiser could never replace them. The person who stole the items probably doesn't even know who Linda's husband was or how he died. I know some in the local news media found out about this a few weeks ago, but Linda didn't want to make a big deal about it. Hopefully, some or all of the missing items will turn up.
BUFFALO, NY - Linda Herbert told 2 On Your Side that burglars ransacked her home in the City of Buffalo and took precious items that belonged to her late husband, firefighter Don Herbert.
"The most devastating thing was the wedding bands and my engagement ring because that's something you can't replace," said Linda Herbert about a recent burglary at her South Buffalo home earlier this month.
Her late husband's high school ring from Bishop Timon was stolen, along with school rings belonging to her sons and her father.