Minden Press-Herald

Sep 23rd

Safety course takes on water in Houston

It's not often that having something stolen is a happy occasion, but Jerry Madden is thrilled that Houston Safe Boating Council "stole" his children's water safety course.

"They adopted it and did it all summer of 2011 in Houston schools," he said. "So it's a part of their curriculum now."

Madden had originally partnered with schools in Minden to teach a water safety class. He said that his son, who was killed in action December 6 2006 in Iraq, was the main inspiration for him and his wife, Cindy, to hold the new course.

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