created by: TexArk | Apr 21, 2011

Texarkana, TX

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Who's responsible for the death of Deputy Sherri Jones?

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  • The perpetrator
  • Bowie Cty. Sheriff's Department
  • Rusk Hospital
  • The State of Texas, it missed the security breach
  • The current Bowie Cty. Commissioners Court
  • The old Bowie Cty. Commissioners Court
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
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Apr 22, 2011
 

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Read something in today's Gazette about a hearing for the guy who killed the deputy being held sometime BEFORE the shooting.

Supposedly this hearing was held in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse.

Why have a hearing in the basement?

And who authorized it?
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I think Sterling Lacy should be added to the list, T/A. I'd vote for him.

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Apr 22, 2011
 

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I'd say the person who should be held accountable is the bad guy. Regardless of how we feel about the security or safety that was or was not taken, it was his choice to attack and kill the deputy.
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The Cat wrote:
I think Sterling Lacy should be added to the list, T/A. I'd vote for him.
No doubt!
Any! I feel she should have opened her mouth as a long time officer and said, NO! You can't leave me alone with him.

That is like the DPS officer pulling over a police officer he knew was a meth user before he was prepared.
I call that incompetence.
Didn't have that problem with me.
They were all over me. I was hand cuffed. They didn't take me out the basement.
They took me out of the side door.
Did some one screw up their?
I know when I was let out of jail the judge was up set that I wasn't in orange.
My attorney was informed there was a screw up in booking when they let me go.
They let me go with one hour to be in court.
The wife had to bring clothing for me to dress while she drove down I-30 disobeying speed limits.
We were lucky to get there.
Yet if I hadn't. Addisssssss would have had another back stabbing way to arrest me once again.

I hear he isn't doing well over his actions to people.
Incompetence and bias people.
Some one said be nice to this family!
Yet there are poles started as this.
Just the facts mam!
TexArk

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Apr 23, 2011
 
The Cat wrote:
I think Sterling Lacy should be added to the list, T/A. I'd vote for him.
Cat, the current commissioners court is Lacy.
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TexArk wrote:
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Cat, the current commissioners court is Lacy.
Hey, TexArk. I just don't see the commissioners being responsible for this; but Lacy, yes I do.
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The Cat wrote:
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Hey, TexArk. I just don't see the commissioners being responsible for this; but Lacy, yes I do.
He did walk off and leave the officer alone with the man.

I say he is responsible.

Were there any of the commissioners present in the hearing? NO!

Leave them out of it. I still want to know how Parker got his info!
From the dead I suppose.
I don't think much of him either.
Just the facts mam!
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I'm starting to think that the Sheriff's Department is responsible more than I did. Someone over there - the supervisor?- should have had better sense than to leave the deputy alone with an Abusive Uncuffed mental prisoner.

I mean that should be flat out Against the Rules, period.
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May 6, 2011
 
The Cat wrote:
I'm starting to think that the Sheriff's Department is responsible more than I did. Someone over there - the supervisor?- should have had better sense than to leave the deputy alone with an Abusive Uncuffed mental prisoner.
I mean that should be flat out Against the Rules, period.
What about the people who ran away because the were scared? Does anyone know if that actually happened? And if so, why didn't they tell anyone and why hasn't anyone else said anything about it?

Inquiring minds want to know
Anne

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May 6, 2011
 
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What about the people who ran away because the were scared? Does anyone know if that actually happened? And if so, why didn't they tell anyone and why hasn't anyone else said anything about it?
Inquiring minds want to know
That's one of the questions that has been investigated latey from what I am hearing.
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May 7, 2011
 
There is only one person responsible, and that is the man who pulled the trigger. Others MAY have been inadvertently put her in a place she should not have been, but who and to what extent puzzles me. The running part puzzles me as well. But right now, there is nothing we can do gut speculate, and that does nobody any good.

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Being this kid's neighbor for years and seeing their residence being visited by police, sheriff's dept, fire trucks, and ambulances on a regular basis, it's pretty hard not to think law enforcement atleast 50% responsible for this. If his mom called them and 8 or more would show up each time,,then they knew him and what he was possibly capable of and they could have spared one more officer whether she wanted it or not. And she should have been equipped with a weapon holster that didn't allow him to retrieve it.

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Lets break this down to cornbread. If a mental ill person is in court in front of a judge, sheriff, lawyers, etc and the judge declares this person is not mentally stable and says" your a danger to yourself or someone else, you need to go to a state mental facility". The person is then seen as mentally ill and a danger. The Judge, Sheriff, lawyers, leave at that moment with a middle aged woman with a gun a holser and van keys stading there with the mentally ill person... alone. During the proceedings, the lawyers tell the judge the criminal history of the mental ill person, so the above mentioned individuals all know that this person is capable of horrible acts. Change the people involved, the setting, the location. Whos at fault? Sadly, a woman, with children, family and loved ones, wont be able to share their love, flowers, candy and gifts with her tomorrow. At this point, anyone who left this woman alone with a criminal is at fault. My heart goes out to this womans family. Sue the hell out of the whole bunch!
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JoJo wrote:
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What about the people who ran away because the were scared? Does anyone know if that actually happened? And if so, why didn't they tell anyone and why hasn't anyone else said anything about it?
Inquiring minds want to know
I hadn't heard of people running away because they were scared. At the courthouse or where?
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May 7, 2011
 
If someone ran away from the situation because they were afraid of something, surely they told someone.

Who was it?
Horace Mastermind

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May 7, 2011
 
Luscious Throckmorton wrote:
Read something in today's Gazette about a hearing for the guy who killed the deputy being held sometime BEFORE the shooting.
Supposedly this hearing was held in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse.
Why have a hearing in the basement?
And who authorized it?
I am pretty sure the only one who can authorize it is the judge. But aren't they supposed to be public?
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I don't see how any of thee suggestions made by Prince to the Commissioners Court would have spared the life of Jones.
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Enhanced security is needed, Prince says
Texarkana Gazette

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County needs some enhanced security at the front entrance of the courthouse—security that will require a body scan X-ray device in addition to the metal detector already in place, Sheriff James Prince said Monday.

Prince told the Commissioners Court the courthouse likely will need more than one person working security at the front because it will take more than one to operate both the metal detector and X-ray device.

Prince asked commissioners if the X-ray device could be added to the courthouse front area within the next two weeks.

Prince then said security areas, particularly at the front, also would have to be manned during after-hours governmental meetings taking place at the courthouse.

Prince added the Security Committee continues to research grant funding possibilities for financing courthouse security measures. Also, he and some of the other committee members visited two or three other county courthouses in Texas to see what they were doing for security.

After receiving some additional information, commissioners accepted the Security Committee report.
Mierda

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Oct 6, 2012
 
Body scanner wouldn't have worked considering that this fruit loop never went through the front door. He was in the basement.

So why put in the body scanner and call that security?

When my shoelace breaks, I change my shoelace, I don't change the battery in my watch. A body scanner would have made absolutely no difference in this case. Anyone who buys that as a proper solution is full of crap.
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There is only one person responsible for what happened to Sherri. Her boss is the person that was in charge of Sherri’s safety. He put Sherri in danger in order to save a few dollars. Sherri was a part time deputy with the lowest pay on the scale. He didn’t have to pay her benefits or vacation and sick days. He knew this was a deadly person to transport but he needed to save a few dollars somewhere so he was willing to gamble with Sherri’s life. When the people of Bowie County are voting someone into such a high office it should not be a popularity contest. Sherri Jones was killed because her boss did not have the education or qualifications to make such decisions for her.

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