'Terrific' West Valley employee was just 'doing her job,' co-workers say
After reading this story, and others, it seems the city went well out of their
way to single this guy out more than some over many years. This last incident
came as a result of the enforcement officer bothering the man's neighbor,
who have already claimed they never called, to use their property to see if she
could find something more that no one had complained about. She went out of her
way to find something to harass this man with. Right, or Wrong the guy had
enough, and snapped. His response was definitely inappropriate, but I definitely
see a pattern of harassment. People are tired of the government harassing, and
fining them into homelessness.
"An assault-style rifle, a handgun, bolt-cutters, a propane torch and gas
containers were all found by police..." I would like to know
what these items have to do with anything. I have a propane torch in my garage.
I also have gas containers in my garage and there may even be some bolt cutters.
I don't own an assault rifle or a handgun but I know a lot of very good
people who do. They are not killers and neither am I. This list of items found
by the cops is completely irrelevant and the entire list can be found in plain
sight at most people's homes. The sell all of these items at walmart and
only the guns can be restricted to some people.
What an extreme measure to avoid what is tantamount to a traffic ticket.
A "horrible surprise"
describing a trail of blood next to the
victim's corpse, this type of verbiage was popular in newspapers in the
If only we could have stopped that maniac from getting a gun.
What a tragic tragic incident. All the code officer was doing was their job.
Probably didn't know the suspect and had nothing against him. Everyone
has the right to go to work and come home. No one has the right to interfere
with that. Condolences to the victim's family.
What a cowardly act. Taking the life of an unarmed code enforcement officer.
Public employees deserve our support and recognition for the all the effort they
put forth to serve the public.
What a horrible person. Condolences to the family.The people across
the street from us had been written up by WVC enforcement $8,000 in fines, which
they never paid.. They had a pit bull who had bitten three people on separate
occasions. They had a junk car parked out front on 4 flats, and at least 50
tires on the grass in the front yard. Their son, who lived with them, killed
someone in the neighborhood.Finally they got evicted by their
mortgage company. We need better laws with some real bite for habitual
enforcement violators. They make living next to them unbearable for their
So it would appear that the suspect allegedly killed the code enforcement
officer, burned her truck and then burned the home of the neighbor who he
allegedly thought was responsible for turning him in. Our society
has gone completely haywire. How does someone allegedly commit such horrendous
crimes over a code enforcement violation? It just seems like we are seeing more
and more people react with irrational violence as the collective morals of our
Repetitive city code violations & unkempt property should have been a
warning to approach with extreme caution. Typically, people like this are
psychologically unstable & unpredictable; they could do anything as in this
situation. My sympathy to the family & friends of the deceased.
Wow. Maybe super bad situations should have an armed officer accompany the code
enforcement officer. That would be a waste of City resources but it might be
necessary in some situations. Hopefully this never happens again. Condolences
to the victim's family; what a shock to them.
Sounds like a murder / arson to cover up the murder scene if got a house fire
outbuilding and vehicle all on fire at once unless the fire been burning for
awhile and spread to the the others