Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Tribute to a Fallen Officer

I'm sure you've all heard the news about the school shooting in Minnesota. Yet another neo-nazi snot-nosed brat decided to seek revenge on his classmates, teachers, and anyone else who happened to be around. You can read the story here. Anyways, here is the relevant clip:

When the rampage was over, 10 people were dead, including the gunman's grandfather; a woman who may have been his grandfather's wife or girlfriend; a school security guard; a teacher; and five other students. At least 14 others were wounded, officials said.

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All of the dead students were found in one room, including the teen believed to be the shooter. Red Lake Fire Director Roman Stately said the gunman had two handguns and a shotgun. The shooter may have obtained his weapons from his grandfather, who was a long-time police officer in the area.


I don't know anything about the grandfather except that he took care of the kid after the death of his father and the incapacitation of his mother. I don't even know if he was retired or still working. All I know is that no officer, past or present, deserves to be gunned down by some little fascist. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and I hope they find comfort during this time.

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