You are so correct, the morning drive will never be the same again. RIP Captian.What I take away is this: life is too short and Captain Herb epitomized the idea of serving others all the way to his very untimely end. He had a choice to just sit back and like most others, when something bad happens, just JAFO or do nothing.
He chose to do what he could: notify and go assist. This is the TRUE HUMAN SPIRIT of helping others without pretense. He died doing what he loved.
He loved this town, and he was always a POSITIVE voice even in the sea of negativity that is this turd traffic that our city has become famous for. He also spoke to officials and spoke their language, and WARNED that our uncontrolled growth will continue to degrade our quality of life. I did not know this until an interview he did about a year ago aired on WSB-TV last night.
I was never as fortunate to have worked with him Mike as you did, I did meet him back in 2006 when working the Salute to America Parade when WC4RAV provided logistics support for that event. What Ross Cavitt said yesterday about him "making you feel like the top of the world" whether you were the governor himself or a blue collar worker, is so true. Having met him back then was an honor.
Morning drives will suck that much more, those are some shoes that will never be filled. WSB has some great traffic talent but there will NEVER be another person that grand.
RIP Captain. I salute you.