Sunday, May 20, 2007

E-mail account of shooting witness

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The Moscow shooting has weighed heavy on my mind all day. Bad enough having something this senseless happen in a town where I spent more than a decade of my life. Even worse waiting hours for the release of the names of the victims. I did not know any, though slain officer Lee Newbill was a familiar face from my years around town. Mr. Newbill leaves behind a wife of 26 years and three children. Absolutely heartbreaking.

The email linked above really brings things home. I worked and played at John's Alley Tavern for years and I can't count the number of times I walked up sixth street to my apartment located less than a block from the courthouse. If this had happened another time I could easily have been the one emailing the eyewitness account to a news source.

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