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Letter: Riding MetroLink is like a descent into ‘Dante’s Inferno’

Letter: Riding MetroLink is like a descent into ‘Dante’s Inferno’

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MetroLink security guard killed after altercation at Delmar Loop stop

St. Louis police officers investigate the scene where a MetroLink security guard was shot and killed at the Delmar Loop station on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. According to Major Shawn Dace, the guard was shot multiple times after a confronting an individual who was reported to be causing a disturbance. Photo by Robert Cohen,

Regarding “In aftermath of MetroLink guard’s murder, Bi-State CEO sticking with policing strategy” (Feb. 3): If it wasn’t so tragic and pathetic, one would almost have to laugh at Bi-State Development Agency President and Chief Executive Taulby Roach’s intention to keep MetroLink’s “revamped security system.” What security system?

Security guards and contracted employees can’t carry deadly weapons, but the man who allegedly killed that young security guard had a weapon — possibly stolen or illegal. Riding MetroLink is like a descent into “Dante’s Inferno”: shouting, smoking, drug use, fights, robberies, murders. If it’s not safe for the security guards, who is safe? What a shame MetroLink has plunged into Dante’s hell.

Patricia Danna • Florissant

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