WV - Joey King, 61, firefighter, dies battling Alum Creek arson blaze, 4 Dec 2011

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by mysteriew, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    A grand jury has indicted an Alum Creek man on murder charges Friday for allegedly igniting a fire that inadvertently caused a local volunteer firefighter to slip from a bridge and fall to his death.
    http://wvgazette.com/News/201204020173

    Arson ticks me off. Because even if no one was murdered in the fire, it endangers the firefighters. And in this case, the firefighter was a volunteer. A man who was offering his time and his physical skills to protect his community. And recieving no pay for it.

    Kind of ironic though. One person, destructive to the community is living to go to court. The man who offered his time in service to the community got buried.
     
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  3. Shelby2

    Shelby2 New Member

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    Wow. My dad is a retired firefighter and my BIL is a fire Ltd. I hate stories like this.
    In the UK where my husband is from, kids routinely set fires, wait for firefighters, and attack them. The firefighters are prohibited from fighting back. My husband worked for the Manchester Fire Service and ran an outreach program which was aimed at helping at risk kids in an effort to try and stop the attacks.
    Prayers to that poor man's family, how senseless.
     
  4. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From June 2013:

    http://wvmetronews.com/2013/06/24/arsonist-sentence-suspended/

     

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