‘Thank you for saving my life’: Couple receives note from domestic violence victim they helped

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Their quick action helped save a life. A Kansas couple is reminding others if you see something, don’t be afraid to speak up.

In Wellington, Kansas this is what Susan Doherty and her husband Rodger do for a living.

But on February third, she wore a different hat.

“I said boy somebody is having a fight with each other across the hall,” said Susan Doherty, Wellington.

Susan says early that morning, they heard what sounded like a domestic assault across the hall from their hotel room in Topeka. She says it escalated with time.

“I suddenly heard help me, stop it,” said Susan.

After jumping up and looking out their door, the couple says they called the front desk. And in time…help arrived.

“I got up, looked out and it was a police officer and he was questioning the young man,” said Susan.

The man was taken into custody, and later that morning, the Dohertys received a call. It was the hotel.

“They wanted to comp our room because of what we did,” said Susan.

And send them a letter.

“I will always save this note,” said Susan.

From a particular woman across the hall.

“Thank you for saving my life last night, from the helpless lady in room 211, I can never thank you enough,” said the woman.

The couple says it reassured them they did the right thing. And Susan says if they could meet…this is what she would say.

“Give her a hug and tell her there is more to life than what she experienced that night,” said Susan.

The man is still in custody on aggravated domestic battery and criminal restraint. Topeka Police says if they had more people like the Dohertys who were willing to step up and report things out of the ordinary, it would help a lot of people.

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