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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:10 PM

Florida deputy kills wife, daughter, granddaughter, self

Source: Ledger Inquirer

A Florida sheriff's deputy fatally shot his wife, granddaughter and daughter before he radioed dispatchers to say he'd hurt his family early Wednesday, then killed himself in front of fellow deputies near a high school, authorities said. The events unfolded before students had arrived for school in Plant City, a rural community east of Tampa.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister identified the deputy as 58-year-old Terry Strawn, who in 2009 was named "Officer of the Year."

"There was no indication, no behavior issues," Chronister said. "Nothing that would lead any employee to believe this employee was struggling."Strawn went on the department's main radio channel just before 7 a.m. Wednesday to say he had harmed his family. The deputy mentioned financial and health problems and said he was going to kill himself near the local high school, the sheriff said.

"Throughout the entire dialogue on the radio, the dispatchers did a wonderful job of trying to convince him that suicide is not the answer," Chronister said. The sheriff said three other deputies quickly located Strawn and they made "every attempt possible to try to convince this deputy sheriff that there was a different way, that there was a different solution. Unfortunately, the deputy took his own life on scene in front of the other deputies," Chronister said.



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Reply Florida deputy kills wife, daughter, granddaughter, self (Original post)
ansible Dec 19 OP
sakabatou Dec 19 #1
JohnnyRingo Dec 19 #2
DRoseDARs Dec 19 #3
rainin Dec 20 #10
C Moon Dec 20 #11
uppityperson Dec 19 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 20 #5
BadGimp Dec 20 #6
dalton99a Dec 20 #7
harumph Dec 20 #8
susanna Dec 20 #12
RainCaster Dec 20 #9
Coventina Dec 20 #13

Response to ansible (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:13 PM

1. How awful

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:33 PM

2. He did that in reverse order.

it was his granddaughter.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:38 PM

3. "a different way ... a different solution." Yeah, no. Suicide was the best option.

Seriously. Fuck him. Let me guess, the three bitches had it coming? Six year old granddaughter wet the bed one too many times? I don't give a good God damn what his issues were. Fuck. Him.

Killed his wife, daughter, granddaughter. Took his own life in front of co-workers, and potentially in front of a whole school filled with children and their parents dropping them off, in the ultimate display of LOOK AT MEEEE self-indulgent selfish prickery. Is a cop. Sorry, is a corpse, WAS a cop. If convicted (Again, he was a cop. Non-zero chance he'd avoid conviction...) of murder and sentenced to death, he'd be on death row for *years* being a drain on resources. If he got life imprisonment, he was a cop that murdered three people including a child. Double-whammy that would make him super-popular in prison. And being a drain on resources.

Suicide was the correct choice. Justice served, money saved. Fuck him.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 01:41 AM

10. Couldn't agree more. n/t

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:08 AM

11. Indeed.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:47 PM

4. This is so sad. People cover up their mental health issues too much.

RIP family.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 12:21 AM

5. A very frightening story.

(snips from the link)
Chronister said he was briefly suspended in 1998 for defacing sheriff's office property and was disciplined in 2016 for two traffic crashes.

Retired from the office in 2017, he then returned to duty as a contracted school safety officer, a position that some schools in Florida created after the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre last February in South Florida. Chronister said the agency had recently told Strawn he would be hired full-time as a school officer.

"He had done a wonderful job. Phenomenal," the sheriff said. "When we hired him back, he went through an extensive background and psychological testing."

I suspect their system needs to develop a vastly improved psychological evaluation mechanism used for hiring school guards.

.......... ..........

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 12:40 AM

6. So incredibly sad.

Killing his family was so cowardly and selfish.

That he took his own life in front of his fellow deputies is such an awful thing to do to them.

I've said too much...

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 12:43 AM

7. Terry Strawn and family:

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 01:01 AM

8. "There was no indication, no behavior issues," Chronister said...

Buddy, you just weren't paying attention.

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Response to harumph (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 04:27 AM

12. YES. n/t

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 01:35 AM

9. If the NRA had done their job right...

They would have taught this guy (and everyone else) that if you want to go out and kill a lot of people, you must start with yourself. If those irresponsible Russian pigs at the NRA ever felt a tinge of guilt for all the carnage they cause, they would publicize this one concept.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:42 AM

13. So, he was a good guy with a gun.....

Until he wasn't?

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