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Village of New Athens

From the Desk of Mayor Joe


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Lydia Simburger


It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that the tragic death of Lydia Simburger was a loss to all of us.  Lydia was our 24 year old newest addition to our police force.   She came to us with a great resume, infectious smile, and wonderful attitude.  When I asked her how things were going, she indicated she loved the job and the community.  She was a focused professional that took her responsibilities as a law enforcement officer seriously but carried out her duties in a thoughtful, caring manner.  That is validated by the many compliments I received from the community about Lydia.

My heart goes out to Chief Leo and Kim Simburger, I know the pain of losing a child.