This was a sad week as we said goodbye to several brave officers who were killed in the line of duty. There is little we can say but “Rest In Peace.” We honor Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, Trooper Chad Wolf, and K9 Ike for their service.
In other news, we learned the details for the funeral of racecar driver Justin Wilson and saw more deaths by individuals taking risks to get the perfect selfie.
Weekly News 9/4/2015: Rest in Peace Officers Gliniewicz, Goforth, Wolf, and Ike
9/4/2015–cbsnews.com: Police from around the nation are among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth… Read the full story
9/4/2015–dailyherald.com: Thousands of mourners, including police officers from across the country, are expected to attend Monday’s visitation and funeral for a veteran Fox Lake police officer who was gunned down this week… Read the full story
9/4/2015–theguardian.com: The funeral for the IndyCar racer Justin Wilson will take place on 10 September, his family have announced. Wilson, the Sheffield-born driver, was killed after an accident in a race last month… Read the full story
9/4/2015–scmp.com: The initially playful act of snapping photos of oneself for social media has led to the grim deaths of two individuals just this week. The announcement of “selfie” as the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2013, cemented its place in society… Read the full story
9/2/2015–smithsonianmag.com: Sixty years ago Jet magazine published photos of the disfigured and decomposed body of slain 14-year-old African American Emmett Till, rattling communities across the country and reigniting a widespread passion for the Civil Rights Movement. These photos were undeniably important to the dissemination of the story of Till’s murder, but it is the actions of young mother Mamie Till Mobley that pushed her son’s tragic death into the international spotlight… Read the full story
9/2/2015–mirror.co.uk: A man is claiming he survived a vicious attack from a thug only to arrive home two days later to interrupt his own FUNERAL. Posting on the social network Reddit, the man, known only as Kingvim, said the peculiar incident happened when he was living in Zimbabwe some years ago. In a lengthy post, he said that he had set out to visit his aunt in a village 400km away but after several hours of driving he stopped to pick up a hitchhiker… Read the full story
8/31/2015–slate.com: The death of an elderly former housewife normally does not make the news beyond her hometown. But when Dorothy McElhaney died on Aug. 8 at age 104, her obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch demanded attention. “It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away,” the 1,300-word message began. After sharing memories of her Missouri childhood of pie suppers and square dances, she ended with some advice… Read the full story
8/31/2015–nypost.com: Whenever Jennifer Oz LeRoy, daughter of famed restaurateur Warner LeRoy, spends time with her father, she never forgets to bring his favorite doughnuts from Dreesen’s in East Hampton. At the Shaarey Pardes Accabonac Grove Cemetery in the East Hampton hamlet of Springs, visitors bring buried loved ones some nosh — one widow also brought her new wheels to show her deceased husband… Read the full story
8/31/2015–opendemocracy.net: Char Barrett walked into a quaint cafe in Seattle with business in mind. Over the smell of coffee and freshly baked tarts, she was going to advise a client on how best to host a special event at her home, helping coordinate everything from the logistics of the ceremony, to how to dress the guest of honor. People might cry, they might laugh, and all attention would be on the person of the hour—only that person would never see, hear, or enjoy the festivities, because they would be dead… Read the full story
8/31/2015–huffingtonpost.com: A fleet of huge vehicles came together to celebrate the life of a little boy. More than 200 trucks led Friday’s funeral procession for 3-year-old Elijah Steffen, 12 News reported. The Arizona toddler, who died from a rare disease on August 21, loved trucks, and his family wanted to honor their son’s brief life with a celebratory parade… Read the full story