Trooper finds road fatality was his wife

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    This is a very sad conincidence :(

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    A state trooper responding to an accident where two people died Thursday in Choctaw County discovered one of the victims was his wife.

    Billie Gilliland, wife of trooper Chuck Gilliland, was killed at 12:47 p.m. in the head-on collision. The name of the other driver killed was not available late Thursday.

    Trooper Gilliland has been assigned to Choctaw County since 1988. The couple had no children, but were in the process of adopting a child. Billie Gilliland worked at the medical clinic in Butler.
    "State trooper dispatchers did not know one of the victims was Billie Gilliland when her husband was sent to the accident, said Martha Earnhardt, spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

    "It's heartbreaking," she said.

    http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1089364632193930.xml
     
  2. deputylinda

    deputylinda Former Member

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    there is a cop's worst nightmare...to find any loved one in such a circumstance. my sympathies.
     
  3. vicktor

    vicktor New Member

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    That's pretty sad.
     
  4. smellsarat

    smellsarat Former Member

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    We had a similar incident in MA a few months ago...the man went to the scene of an accident...and his son was killed...how sad
     
  5. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    I read about this in our local paper...this didn't happen too far from me. :(
     
  6. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Tragic, just tragic. Sending prayers and thoughts to this man.
     

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