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August 5th, 2010 05:47 PM
Why THIS Nana carrys concealed.
This is about the saddest thing I have read all day, but at least she saved the child. R.I.P. You did your job, Sharrel.
Oklahoma grandmother dies saving girl from kidnapper
A 63-year-old woman, Sharrel Blankenbaker, died saving her granddaughter from a kidnapper, who tried to grab the girl outside a gas station in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday. Blankenbaker stepped in front of her grandchildren and struggled with the man, who fatally shot her. From the Daily Oklahoman:
Angel Quezada, who witnessed the shooting and the struggle that led up to it, held Blankenbaker's hand and prayed for her as she lost consciousness. He said the woman's last words were about her grandchildren and protecting them from harm.
The gunman fled and, shortly after that, kidnapped an 11-year-old girl. Luckily, a deputy spotted the vehicle, and the girl jumped from the moving truck and into a ditch. Gary Don Carner, 58, fired at the deputy, who returned fire and killed him.
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August 5th, 2010 06:18 PM
Sad. I feel for this womans family. But she did what she felt she had to do, and I hope the man who held her hand told her that her grandchild was safe. I'll not go into details, but my wife and I
have a 7-year old daughter, and believe me if our daughter was threatened, my wife could become one serious Mama Bear. I've seen it- it's not pretty! And she's a school teacher.
I'll just add that the deputy took care of it.
August 5th, 2010 06:54 PM
Very sad :(. But at least she saved a life, and possibly more!
August 5th, 2010 06:56 PM
Good on the Deputy! Excellent shooting! You did the taxpayers of Oklahoma a great service!
August 5th, 2010 07:12 PM
Sadly, a phyrric victory.
August 5th, 2010 08:33 PM
Not at all. I would prefer to go out surrounded by my family, but dying at the age of 63 having just successfully protected my granddaughter from a predator would still be a win in my book.
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August 5th, 2010 10:17 PM
Very sad ending, but the grandchildren were made safe. Any of us would do the same thing, but if armed, perhaps only the dirtbag would be a "dead offender".
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August 6th, 2010 09:16 AM
Heroic. Very sad she died, but good job, Grandma! Just infuriating when I think about child molesters, rapists, kidnappers. "Good shooting, Officer, sleep well."
August 6th, 2010 09:59 AM
Wow. That grandmother is a hero if you ask me. Good shooting by the deputy. And may the grandmother rest in peace knowing she died defending her family.
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August 6th, 2010 10:53 AM
Not a Pyrrhic victory in any sense of the term. This was a victory, clean and straightforward. The Guardian laid down her life to defend the child. Had she failed, the child would have died far more slowly and in much more torment and agony. The Guardian would then suffer the guilt and anguish of having failed to protect for the rest of her life. So I score this as a win.
A double-win, once the deputy put the scum out of commission.
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August 6th, 2010 09:13 PM
A worthy way to die, trying to save a life. My condolences to the family. A used J-Frame can be the cheapest life insurance on the planet.
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