New York crossing guard Louise Kobs, 91, recently retired from her position with the Nassau County Police Department after 41 years. Kobs, who was a stay-at-home mother before she started the job, was encouraged to apply for the post by her daughter Debra, who knew an officer at the police department. She never missed a single day of work. “I didn’t want to disappoint them … They looked forward to seeing me when they turned the corner,” she said of the generations of students she helped at the crosswalk at Violet Lane and Orchid Road. Kobs has even seen the children she guided grow up to become parents, and helped their little ones cross the road safely. “We should all take a little lesson from her about the importance of our jobs and what they mean to other people and not just ourselves,” said Patrick Ryder, the county’s police commissioner. “This lady took her job to another level. She took pride in that corner.”

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