Bridge named for Mast

Mar 25, 2014 Full story: Watauga Democrat

Each day more than 19,000 vehicles cross over the South Fork New River east of Boone via the U.S. 421 bridge, which on Tuesday was dedicated to the late Deputy William Mast Jr. Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman and Paige Mast, William's widow, said they hoped passengers would take time as they passed to reflect on the sacrifice of the fallen ... (more)

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ugh

Boone, NC

#1 Mar 26, 2014
This needs to go away already.
What

Casar, NC

#2 Mar 31, 2014
Go away??? Are you kidding??? I am so sorry an honest and brave man gave his life for people like YOU. He is a better man than me.
Jeff

Boone, NC

#3 Mar 31, 2014
I never have agreed with the term "gave their life for me" in reference to police and firefighters. Usually, they needlessly give their life, as the result of an accident, or in this case, a ambush. Very rarely does an officer or fire fighter "give their life" while actually saving another. And when a death actually does occur in the line of duty, the meaning is diluted by cases like these:

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/patrol-c...

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/foothil...

While Mast's death was clearly "in the line of duty", his life was not given for anybody.
Stock

Lincolnton, NC

#4 Mar 31, 2014
He was there because of drugged out idiots.there were children there that regardlessly needed protection.he died for those two kids.

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