The lonely road travelled

Leo Tooman has smelled those smells hundreds of times and he'll never forget. When he smells smoke, sure as hell, the bodies come back. And it is hell, he says. For the past 48 years, he's dedicated his career to saving lives, but it doesn't always work out that way. He's attended more fatal road accidents than any other police officer in the district. Hundreds and hundreds of them. But the hardest part is what comes after.

''The toughest thing you've got to do, of course, is knock on the door of someone's place and say,  Hey, look, your son or daughter has been killed in a motor vehicle accident.

''But you don't really have to tell them, actually. Believe it or not, they know.''