Lonnie Wells, True Loss to All
this guy was a real man. i mean, always upbeat, always courteous, just about the last person you could imagine anything bad happening too... great cop.
From ABC News 4:
Residents React To Shooting In A Moncks Corner Neighborhood
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Reporter: Courtney Ward
Posted: March 26, 2007 12:22 AM EST
Moncks Corner, SC - A sleepy Moncks Corner neighborhood startled and surprised by the gunfire that unfolded there Sunday afternoon. Neighbors say the biggest problem they've ever encountered on Horseshoe Road was speeders.
From speeding cars to speeding bullets, neighbors on Horseshoe Road got more than they bargained for on Sunday...with gunfire breaking out between Moncks Corner Police and a suspect - who neighbor and mother of two, Jean Dangerfield, says also lived on Horseshoe Road.
"This is a family neighborhood and then you get people that are not family and you don't know nothing about them. And it just goes to show you need to know more about who's in your neighborhood," say Dangerfield.
A neighborhood Rhonda Hayes and her family chose to live in because they thought it was safe.
"People come away from the city to come and live in peace, you know? But evidently that's changing now...It's just unbelievable...Where does it stop?"
A question 12-year-old Hailey Wasielewski, and her classmates at Berkeley Middle, will likely be asking over the next few days as Lonnie Wells, the officer who was killed, was their school's resource officer.
"Everybody knew him around here. He was nice...a person that you could talk to," says Wasielewski.
Hayes' family says Wells loved kids and helping the community.
The suspect was also killed.