Thursday, February 14, 2008
"Fire Chief Gerald Tellier...."
I wrote his name as Gerard.
I had it as Gerald, but when I went to CQ my names before filing, I changed it after looking at an earlier story I'd done when he was appointed to the position. Don't tell me I got this man's name wrong. Don't tell me I got this man's name wrong.
I feverishly searched through our clips looking for earlier stories mentioning him. Gerard. Gerard. Gerard. The clips all confirmed my spelling.
But I know clips can be wrong.
So I pulled up the roster of all municipal employees in the state that our paper recently compiled and did a search for his name.
Gerard Tellier. West Warwick Fire.
Vindication. Is it bad that I'm kinda glad they're the ones who got it wrong and not me?