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Cape Gazette NI:WS FRIDAY, MARCH 27- MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 17 Scholarship fund will honor Col. Erale's daughter By Melissa Steele while skiing an advanced slope melissasteele@capegazette.com and struck a tree. Since then, Cape ]ROTC in- One of Cape High's beloved structor First Sgt. Philip R. Webb teachers has suffered a recent said Erale has been back and loss of his own. forth from Texas working out Lt. Col. Ronald Erale, head of details for her memorial services. the school's Army ]ROTC, has A memorial service was held been on leave since a Valentine's March 4 at Fort Bliss, and An- Day skiing accident took the life gela will be interred at Arlington of his daughter, Angela. Cemetery Wednesday, June 3. Angela, 33, was a U.S. Army Webb said Erale is grateful to captain for the 24th Press Camp the Cape community for all the at Fort Bliss when she and her support and condolences he has fiance, Kevin Wellendorf, took a received. ski vacation to the Santa Fe Ski "Keep Col. Erale and his wife Basin. According to published re- in your memory. It's been very ports at the time of the accident, difficult," Webb said during a Angela died after she lost control recent school board meeting in Democrats Arlett agreed with others in the audience that police response time in rural areas of the county Continued from page 16 remains an issue. Several asked about the possi- Decisions - Arlett was asked bility of a state police barracks or how he makes decisions on ap- satellite facility in southeastern plications. He said he prioritizes Sussex. Cole told them that's a four areas as a litmus test. Those discussion they should have with include: property rights; the cur- their local legislators. rent zoning of a parcel; quality of Cleaning up - When asked life, including how an application about dilapidated buildings and would impact the surrounding the accumulation of junk cars on communities; and environmental properties, Arlett said the county impact, has a new, aggressive constable. Public safety - Arlett said "We have a more proactive con- public safety should be county stable, and we are moving in the council's No. 1 priority. To that right direction to clearing up end, he said, the county pro- messes," Arlett said. vides $3 million for 44 additional Arlett said abandoned, dilapi- Delaware State Police trooper , dated buildings are a problem awards annual grams of $25,000 throughout the county. One pos- to each of the county's municipal sible solution is to allow local fire police departments and provides departments - with the owner's funding for a top-notch emergen- permission - to burn down the cy medical program. He said half structures in controlled bums for of the county's operating budget training purposes. Unfortunately, is designated for public safety, he said, state regulations allow Cole said the county also pro- fire departments to have only vides numerous grants to local two controlled burns per year. fire and ambulance departments. Photos m% Digital Camera CD or Floppy , Image 19266 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach Safeway Shopping Center next to TGI Friday's UPS FedEx USPS DHL which district officials expressed sympathy for Erale's loss. Superintendent Robert Fulton said Erale is a great asset to the district for all the work he does with JROTC. "I can't say enough about what the group of students means to the community," he said. During the March 4 memorial, Angela's commander, Lt. Col. Ryan Dillon, shared his memo- ries of Angela and the great work she did overseeing a staff of Army reporters. "I wanted her to hunt down -stories from across Fort Bliss, so her soldiers could keep their skills sharp. A wall of articles be- Continued on page 19 MAJOR ANGELA ERALE base in El Paso, Texas. THE CLOSET WORKS I Serving all makes and models. DOD U.S. NAVY PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS BRIAN DIETRICK worked with Army journalists at Fort Bliss Army TIMN It's l-lard To Stop A 1~ane? SuSsex