Saturday, January 8, 2011
|Rep. Gabrielle Giffords|
The Honorable Judge John Roll, a friend of Giffords, had just left morning Mass and heard Representative Giffords was doing a "Congress on the Corner" (a town hall-like meeting, she was fond of doing), so he decided to stop by and say hello. Judge Roll ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A 22 year old gunman opened fire on the small crowd. It is estimated there were 24 to 36 people there - and 19 of them were shot! Judge Roll, may he rest in peace, is among 6 who died today, another was a 9 year old girl - and we don't know anything more, yet, of the other 4 who were gunned down.
For those who lost their lives today we pray, eternal rest grant unto them, o Lord; may your Perpetual Light shine upon them; may they rest in peace. Amen.
|John McCarthy Roll (February 8, 1947 – January 8, 2011)|