Two shot chasing burglar

Two shot chasing burglar

There are 11 comments on the Arizona Republic story from Mar 10, 2007, titled Two shot chasing burglar. In it, Arizona Republic reports that:

Lindsey Collom The Arizona Republic Mar. 10, 2007 08:12 PM A 31-year-old man was killed and a woman injured when a car burglar they were chasing shot at them.

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Jimmy

Armstrong, TX

#1 Mar 11, 2007
does anyone know their names?
Danny

Tempe, AZ

#2 Mar 12, 2007
does that even matter yeah i was his friends with his brother and that really does not matter...
Illinois

Mchenry, IL

#3 Mar 12, 2007
Teresa Anderson DiLenge

Algonquin, IL

#4 Mar 13, 2007
Thank you to whomever posted the video link to the news story showing what happened to Tom Sillin. Contrary to those who posted otherwise, yes his name is very important. It is important to his parents, his brothers and sisters and everybody that knew and loved him. I found the newspaper story quite lacking, not only in details but in compassion. A heroic man was murdered and the victim is blamed?ďLet the police do their jobĒ??? If the police had been doing their job, Tom Sillin would still be alive. According to the television news report on this link, Tomís neighborhood had a continual rash of burglaries. Apparently, criminals knew the police werenít going to stop them. Who wouldnít chase off someone trying to break into your own car? Itís a natural human reflex; not many of us would expect a car thief to have a gun, much less use it. Tomís community should not stand for the police departmentís callous attitude. They should demand action; not only to protect their community and prevent future criminal activities, but to find Tomís murderer. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Sillin family and to Tomís injured girlfriend. Many hearts were devastated by this tragic event; mine is one of them.
Illinois

Mchenry, IL

#5 Mar 13, 2007
Tom's brother actually sent the link. I knew Tom from high school. It was a complete shock when I heard about this.
Teresa

Algonquin, IL

#6 Mar 14, 2007
Yes, it was a terrible shock. My parents have been dear friends of Tom's parents for many years. Our whole family mourns with them. The Sillin's large beautiful family have always been an inspiration to me. They are a family of strong faith in God, and that will help them get through this. In talking to my folks, they told me it was not Tom's girlfriend that was injured, but his brother's Chris. In thinking about the T.V. coverage, didn't you think the neighbor's response was really odd? He seemed very emotionally removed from what happened. Strange when everything happened on his front porch. Tom was his neighbor and you wouldn't think he'd be so detached. It couldn't help make me wonder if the sheriff's has investigated him thoroughly. Could the neighbor have grabbed his shotgun and shot at Tom thinking he was the vandal? Could the burglar's have had their get away car in the neighbor's drive? Could he have known them and been involved in some way with the residential burglaries? Just questions that popped into my mind this morning as I woke up....
Anonymous

Crystal Lake, IL

#7 Mar 15, 2007
Teresa Anderson DiLenge wrote:
Thank you to whomever posted the video link to the news story showing what happened to Tom Sillin. Contrary to those who posted otherwise, yes his name is very important. It is important to his parents, his brothers and sisters and everybody that knew and loved him. I found the newspaper story quite lacking, not only in details but in compassion. A heroic man was murdered and the victim is blamed?ďLet the police do their jobĒ??? If the police had been doing their job, Tom Sillin would still be alive. According to the television news report on this link, Tomís neighborhood had a continual rash of burglaries. Apparently, criminals knew the police werenít going to stop them. Who wouldnít chase off someone trying to break into your own car? Itís a natural human reflex; not many of us would expect a car thief to have a gun, much less use it. Tomís community should not stand for the police departmentís callous attitude. They should demand action; not only to protect their community and prevent future criminal activities, but to find Tomís murderer. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Sillin family and to Tomís injured girlfriend. Many hearts were devastated by this tragic event; mine is one of them.
I agree 110%. Tom was a great guy and did not deserve this, nor did his family who now have to live with the grief. The city police need to wake up and DO THIER JOB, so something like this doesnít happen to someone else!!
Dave Weber

Glendale, AZ

#8 May 14, 2007
Tom Sillin is dead because of the policies of our home builder D.R. Horton [which allowed 48% of the homes in the community to be sold to investors and those investors then rented them out to Section 8 low lifes] and to the world famous Sheriff Jo Arpiao. Our community has been ravaged by break-ins,an illegal alien drop house,a totally self contained pot farm (from seed to packaged product), as well as grafitti, drugs, and general vandalism. And our neighborhood is only three years old!
I never knew Tom Sillin, but he is a hero in my book. Some would say he was stupid for "getting involved". "Maybe the cops were just around the corner." Until you live here, you will never understand! The Sheriff's are impotent. I have had a Section 8 family living across the street from me for 3 years selling drugs in broad daylight and no law enforcement in the state will do anything about it! Its a good thing I dont have a gun!
FRIEND

San Diego, CA

#9 Sep 10, 2007
TOMMY WAS A SWEET AND FUNNY GUY!!! HAD THE KIND OF LAUGH THAT WOULD MAKE OTHERS LAUGH!!!
GOD BLESS TO THE FAMILY!!!
RIP!!!
Friend

Lake In The Hills, IL

#10 Nov 27, 2013
FRIEND wrote:
TOMMY WAS A SWEET AND FUNNY GUY!!! HAD THE KIND OF LAUGH THAT WOULD MAKE OTHERS LAUGH!!!
GOD BLESS TO THE FAMILY!!!
RIP!!!
I new Tom from Jr. High throughout High School, and then lived with him in Arizona in 1994/95. Tom had a great heart and fun person to know. God Bless you Tom my friend, and your family. You are not forgotten, in my thoughts. It's a shame a great man like Tom was taken from us so young, with a lot of life to live. I'm glad to have known you Tom. I'm sure the fast life lived by that punk gunman has caught up to him by now.
Bill

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Nov 30, 2013
Where did this take place ?

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