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Caseyville's suspended chief dead of self-inflicted gunshot

There are 22 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Jun 13, 2013, titled Caseyville's suspended chief dead of self-inflicted gunshot. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

Roth was at his home on Avalon Drive in Fairview Heights. Former Caseyville Mayor George Chance arrived and hugged acting Caseyville Police Chief Frank Moore.

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just the truth

United States

#2 Jun 14, 2013
he ended up being a crooked cop at the end of his career, but he still didn't have to commit suicide. they would have let him off of his charges, just because he was a cop. if any citizen would have done the things that he did they would be sitting in prison. there has to be more to the story than just a truck and some luggage and letting his alcoholic girlfriend off, from getting a dui when she should have been put in jail
Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#3 Jun 14, 2013
All of the whiners and that phoney States Attorney murdered JD. They didn't pull the trigger, but they murdered him and they can live with it. I am pretty sure you are one of them, so live with it.
20 yr citizen of caseyvil

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jun 14, 2013
People who live in highland should mind there own business,you should worry about what is going on in your corrupt town,you want to bitch about caseyville move here and pay tax dollars then well listen to yourstupid ass
Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#5 Jun 14, 2013
20 yr citizen of caseyvil wrote:
People who live in highland should mind there own business,you should worry about what is going on in your corrupt town,you want to bitch about caseyville move here and pay tax dollars then well listen to yourstupid ass
20 year citizen... I can almost assure you that Highland is not his location. TOPIX assigns arbitrary locations to people just like me. I know that JD's good will far outweigh his bad. These other BOXO's can't say the same. They were mad because JD wanted them to be good policemen.
Red Neckerson

Mattoon, IL

#6 Jun 14, 2013
^^^^ BOXO's = BOZO's ^^^^
Mike

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Jun 14, 2013
JD was a good man and good cop. RIP friend !
Tom

Saint Peters, MO

#8 Jun 14, 2013
A good friend to many folks without the right connections. RIP JD.
lillie

Greenville, IL

#9 Jun 15, 2013
J.D. may have skirted the law but he was one of the best in St. Clair County. He was more honest then the rest of them. So he sold a car to the dealership and bought it. Knowing J.D. he was probably trying to help a friend who couldn't sell the beast of a vehicle.Take a long hard look at the creeps that cost him his life. I will miss you J.D.And for those of you who didn't know J.D. shame on you, he was one of the few honest guys in the legal system in st.clair county.
past n future

Belleville, IL

#10 Jun 15, 2013
lillie wrote:
J.D. may have skirted the law but he was one of the best in St. Clair County. He was more honest then the rest of them. So he sold a car to the dealership and bought it. Knowing J.D. he was probably trying to help a friend who couldn't sell the beast of a vehicle.Take a long hard look at the creeps that cost him his life. I will miss you J.D.And for those of you who didn't know J.D. shame on you, he was one of the few honest guys in the legal system in st.clair county.
lillie, you really did know J.D. Some of the idiots that are posting have no idea what a wonderful man he was. He was a real person who cared about people and helping people without wanting anything in return. Those who taunted him will have to face their maker someday and it won't be in heaven.
True 1

Belleville, IL

#11 Jun 16, 2013
I hope everyone that was against him are happy now. Yes he shouldn't had taken his own life, he was full of life, vibrant, happy all the time and a heart of gold. Karma will get u SOB's u know who u are
Loren

Chicago, IL

#12 Jun 16, 2013
O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:But O heart! heart! heart!O the bleeding drops of red,Where on the deck my Captain lies,Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;O captain! dear father!This arm beneath your head;It is some dream that on the deck,You've fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!But I, with mournful tread,Walk the deck my captain lies,Fallen cold and dead.

by Walt Whitman

I'll miss you my friend, may you rest in peace JD.
Washington Park

Coulterville, IL

#13 Jun 16, 2013
20 yr citizen of caseyvil wrote:
People who live in highland should mind there own business,you should worry about what is going on in your corrupt town,you want to bitch about caseyville move here and pay tax dollars then well listen to yourstupid ass
hmmm so then people in Belleville should do the same? The person has an opinion. I agree with their opinion. Roth broke the law he swore to uphold. Does that make him bad or deserve to die? I don't know him well enough to say. However, how many times did he consider the life of someone he built a case against? Im sure he didn't let "them being a nice guy" stop him from doing his job. He couldn't face the same standards as he expected others to. So he shot himself.
past n future

Belleville, IL

#14 Jun 16, 2013
Washington Park wrote:
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hmmm so then people in Belleville should do the same? The person has an opinion. I agree with their opinion. Roth broke the law he swore to uphold. Does that make him bad or deserve to die? I don't know him well enough to say. However, how many times did he consider the life of someone he built a case against? Im sure he didn't let "them being a nice guy" stop him from doing his job. He couldn't face the same standards as he expected others to. So he shot himself.
If your name is the town that you live in it is understandable what you said. You have no idea what kind of man he was. He was a great man and protector. Just a few bullsh@@ people ruined his life. I hope that his followers live long enough to see the destroyers get theirs. Don't think that will be too far in the future.
Jim B

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Jun 16, 2013
J.D. was an awesome man full of character and loyalty to his town and his beliefs. He loved his job and his town. He will be sorely missed by all . It is a dam shame that he felt this was his only way out. He wasn't perfect (as none of us are) but he was better than anything we had available. RIP and may God bless you and keep you .
post it true

United States

#16 Jun 16, 2013
R I P My friend you will be missed by many, you helped with so many events over the years from fundraisers to Rally's against drugs and so many others, you touched the hearts of many young people that looked up to you. And there are hundreds of grateful students that you taught firearms training to.
Miss you
Jlp

United States

#17 Jun 16, 2013
Jd Roth was a very great man for he cared about others more than himself... You people that set out to get him won. ..... You know who you are shame on you ... And that you will pay for.
looking up

Belleville, IL

#18 Jun 17, 2013
It amazes me the a@@holes who helped pushed him to his his final outcome are posting on his on line guest book talking about how great he was and was their friend. He knew you people and guess what he knew you were doing your posting on your wonderful facebook page and you were not his friends in his book. Hope you are all satified now and there are a lot more of us than you and that hope you will never have a good night's rest for the rest of your lives. You are true and pure trash.
jojod

United States

#19 Jun 17, 2013
looking up wrote:
It amazes me the a@@holes who helped pushed him to his his final outcome are posting on his on line guest book talking about how great he was and was their friend. He knew you people and guess what he knew you were doing your posting on your wonderful facebook page and you were not his friends in his book. Hope you are all satified now and there are a lot more of us than you and that hope you will never have a good night's rest for the rest of your lives. You are true and pure trash.
AMEN..he knew who was true to him. He was a great guy..I hope I'm around to see the guilty ones get it. States attorney needs to quit listening to a certain citizen who DOESNT EVEN LIVE IN CASEYVILLE who started all this crap!!! SHAME ON YOU. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, JD knew you weren't any good. May you forever remember what you and your croonies did to a great man who had a heart of gold. rip my friend. Always in our hearts
DOM

Mattoon, IL

#20 Jun 18, 2013
True 1 wrote:
I hope everyone that was against him are happy now. Yes he shouldn't had taken his own life, he was full of life, vibrant, happy all the time and a heart of gold. Karma will get u SOB's u know who u are
They killed him...
Tyla

Kenton, TN

#21 Jun 21, 2013
just the truth wrote:
he ended up being a crooked cop at the end of his career, but he still didn't have to commit suicide. they would have let him off of his charges, just because he was a cop. if any citizen would have done the things that he did they would be sitting in prison. there has to be more to the story than just a truck and some luggage and letting his alcoholic girlfriend off, from getting a dui when she should have been put in jail
So true there is something else cause none of this makes any sense he is a great guy I still can't get this out of my mind I just don't get what really made him get to the point of ending his life he has a daughter that he loved and I just can't understand don't know if we ever will

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