Dear Ms. Smith:
I am writing to send you my condolences on the death of your husband.
John Smith was a firefighter whose dedication to his community and our safety is deeply appreciated. Our neighborhoods, cities, and our country rely on the bravery and commitment to public service of our first responders. Without them, our civil society is imperiled.
I hope that your memories of his good deeds, love of community and his family will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Benjamin L. Cardin
United States Senator