Deputy gunned down in robbery attempt
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August 7th, 2008 10:40 PM
Deputy gunned down in robbery attempt
Jackson County, MS deputy Fred Gaston, on his way to D. C. for Air Force reserve stint (Lt. Colonel), was shot to death in a Gastonia, NC hotel parking lot last Saturday night. He apparently walked out to his car to retreive a few things when he was accosted and shot by a 17 year old (with a previous felony conviction) and a 16 year old.
A long time LEO, he had previously served as interim chief in Moss Point, MS before taking a job a few weeks ago with the Sheriff's office.
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
August 7th, 2008 11:00 PM
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August 7th, 2008 11:23 PM
Just goes to show that it can happen to anyone. Prayers go out to the family of this fallen hero.
August 8th, 2008 12:11 AM
RIP, and may justice prevail on the dirtbags.
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August 8th, 2008 02:44 AM
Never think you can be too careful...sad story! Hope the dirtbags never see the light of day.
Stay armed...we can all be had...stay safe!
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August 8th, 2008 05:05 AM
sad story, prayers go out to the victims family.
senseless act to have happen and hoefully the
dirtbags aren't to far from being caught.
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August 8th, 2008 08:27 AM
Thats a crying shame...
I pray the 2 POS dirtbags will rot in hell, after spending some time being Tyrone's personal pleasure toy in Prison!
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August 8th, 2008 09:21 AM
Regarding the perps:
Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
August 8th, 2008 10:28 PM
My thoughts and prayers also.
August 9th, 2008 03:55 AM
my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all those affected by this great heros death.
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August 9th, 2008 09:14 AM
Had the 17 year old felon's previous penalty for his crime been horrible enough, perhaps he would have chosen not to continue with his career in crime. He might even have become a decent citizen, and a good man would still be alive.
Our juvenile justice system serves neither the juveniles nor justice.
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August 9th, 2008 11:38 AM
Rest in peace, Deputy Gaston.
Prayers for comfort and strength for his family and friends. Hopes for swift justice for the perpetrators.
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August 9th, 2008 01:04 PM
Anytime a lawman loses his life on the job it's a tragedy to his family,his police family and the community he worked in.If you don't think so look at all the monuments scattered through out America honoring the fallen officers.
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