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Written on Investigating the Drugs-Related Death of Henry Granju:

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain this family must feel. However, at some point in time, should we not look at the facts? The fact is, Henry attended, unsuccesfully, two seperate drug rehab centers. Fact, Henry was purchasing illegal drugs and overdosed and as unfortunate as that is, would you want Knox County to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to catch the guys who sold him the drugs? It just doesn't make sense. I applaud the Granju's for their continuous search for those who aided Henry in his accidental overdose. I imagine he was a wonderful kid with loads of potential and it is just a shame what has happened. My heart goes out to the Granju family and ALL of those who have lost children to such a terrible disease. Overdose happens EVERYDAY in this country and it would be hard to think that police departments could go after everyone who died under those circumstances. I cannot imagine what it would feel like sitting next to your dying son for 38 days. My heart just brakes for them. I read on here the comments about how Knox County doesn't care about addiction, etc. and I truly believe that is the furthest from the truth. KCSD continues to work on the homeless/drug problem here daily. I know from speaking to many of them the heart brake that is involved with their jobs. They see children overdose daily and then the drug dealers they put in jail are released on bond or sent home on good behavior. There is much to be fixed in our country but lashing out at those who serve and protect to the best of their ability and finance is not productive. This is one side of the story and one persons perspective. IF Mr. Jones were able to write his, we all may perceive things in a different manner as well. I can imagine if I were in the same boat as the Granju's, no one could do enough to rectify this situation for me and I would have no patients for anything other than hearing that they were going to go to the ends of the earth to find the perpetrators of this horrible incident. My deepest sympathy to this family and my deepest respect for their efforts.

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