Television Funeral

@carolbee (16241)
United States
July 25, 2008 12:59pm CST
I've been home all morning. While watching the local news this morning a special funeral was being shown. It was the young firefighter/paramedic, age 22, shot and killed the other day in Missouri. Our daughter and son-in-law went to the funeral parlor last night and the funeral today. They are both firefighters/paramedics but work for another department. There were so many people there they had to be seated in a church away from the actual burial and viewed on closed circuit television. The tears came streaming down my face even though I did not know this young man. There was an overwhelimg response to this young man and his life and how the community reacts to this sort of killing. My heart goes out to his parents and sister for their loss. May he rest in peace. Felt as though I had to share my thoughts and feelings. Thanks in advance for any input you'd like to share on this discussion.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
25 Jul 08
That is so sad, here you had someone out there saving lives and someone took his away. I will pray for him and his family.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Thank you, Howard. How sweet. This young man was the very first responder to this truck fire. The killer just shot him for no apparent reason. Thanks so much for responding.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Oh yes, they are a very close knit family even if they have never met. It don't matter what branch of community service they are in they are all one big family and support each other through it all. I am sure there was a person or people there from out of town and from each law enforcement to pay respect. I sure hope this young man's killer was caught.
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• United States
25 Jul 08
You're right Charlotte, we are all just a big brotherhood/sisterhood and even if we've never met it still impacts all of us. Particularly if it is one of 'our own' meaning another firefighter, or another law enforcement officer if you are in that field, it doesn't matter where you live or what department you are with, you are still part of that family.
25 Jul 08
Hi carolbee, It makes me so angry why a young life is taken by a callous hoodlum and it makes me so sad that our world is like it is today and no one can do anything about it,I will pray for this family. Tamara
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Thanks, Tamara. I sat here earlier and had big tears. To have my daughter in this positin when she is responding to call is upsetting. Thanks so much for responding.
17 Aug 08
Hi carolbee, Many thanks for giving me best response . Love Tamara
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
29 Jul 08
This is such a senseless murder. I never under stand why anyone would target someone who's whole purpose is to help other people. Even in wars medical personnel are often given passage while others aren't. This is truly sad.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I am so sorry to hear about this. My prayers are with the family of this young man. I am sure that you worry about your daughter a lot. It is sad that this man thought that it was okay to take the life of someone who would have helped him. Recently, a few miles from here, there were a couple of news cameramen shot as they were covering a house fire and the guy that done it had a poor excuse for a motive. It is sad that people don't respect others.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
4 Aug 08
The violence in our area right now has been horrible. I don't understand it at all. Thanks for responding.
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
26 Jul 08
Very sad! I am sorry to know that. May he rest in peace. I am sure the family will have lot of pain it will certainly take some time for them to come out of this situation for me to read this I felt bad and tears are rolling in my eyes that guy is really great. May he rest in peace!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Am sure his family will appreciate your kind thoughts. Thanks so much for responding.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
25 Jul 08
That's sobering. It is sos sad when a life is cut short by ignorance and violence. I send the family my condolences. That's tough.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Jul 08
This was a senseless murder. Thanks so much for responding.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I'm sorry for the loss of such a fine young man. As I recall, your family has at least two people in the same professions. It's very upsetting that a person can go to a fire or on an ambulance run and die. These people put their lives on the line every day to help people, not to get shot by them. Our society used to honor and leave rescuers out of the harm, like might shoot everyone but the parametic, might need him/her. Now they don't care. Sad what things have come to.
• Brazil
26 Jul 08
i believe in these days this kind of thing has become normal unhappy this happens all days all the time and no one authority or something next do anything about this. i think this is the way the world is taking by his actions and here is the new generation to change it but they do not care about what is happens if what they want is in their hands.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
4 Aug 08
It is very common to have this kind of violence, sad as it may be. Thanks for responding.
26 Jul 08
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Thanks for responding to my discussion.