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Salvation Army major murdered on Christmas Eve

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JayFarrar, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    God in heaven, guy was killed with his wife inside as he walking his three children -- 6, 8, 10 -- in the parking lot of the Salvation Army building.


    Two black men either in their teens or early 20s shot him dead. Dead. This is the same town that had a Salvation Army kettle stolen, at gunpoint, in front of a Wal-Mart.

    I don't want to get all personal, but I know the guy who was shot. He's jolly. Six-foot-three, 350, 400 pounds. Loved life. Loved his wife and kids. Loved working for the Salvation Army. Was just the best of dudes. I really liked him.

    This was in my e-mail this evening:

    It is going to be a shitty Christmas Day.
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Awful, just awful.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It's already been a shitty year and a half there.
  4. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    There's a special, really warm place waiting for those who did this.
  5. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    And I would be happy to put both of them on the next express south.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    While there's never a good time for things like this to occur, the timing and circumstances surrounding this aren't just sad, they're angering.

    What kind of sick human beings really do this?
  7. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Yeah, me too.

    Growing up there, our family volunteered on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas day quite a bit at the Markham facility in LR. It's a hardscrabble neighborhood in a struggling city.

    That's terrible, terrible news.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    They're not human. They're sub-human pieces of shit, and I hope they're treated accordingly when they're caught.
  9. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I really hate reading things like this.

    Is whatever amount of money was in the kettles worth a human life? Or spending your life in jail?

    Ugh. Wasteful, all the way around.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I can't even wrap my mind around that.

    Jay, very sorry for your loss.
  11. Peytons place

    Peytons place Member

    So sorry about this, and so sad for this man's family. I can't imagine what kind of people do this, what they must be thinking, or how they manage to live without compassion or decency and void of human emotion.
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