Cops Foot Bill for Ore. Shooting Victim's Family

They were notifying victims' families, discovered one had water shut off
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2015 7:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – One small piece of kindness came out of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon: Given the awful task of notifying victims' families that their loved ones had been killed, two Jackson County deputies discovered that one student's family had recently had their water shut off over an outstanding bill of hundreds of dollars. As KEZI reports, the deputies, who aren't being named out of respect for their wishes, settled up with the utility out of their own pocket. Says a captain with the Sheriff's office: "I only found out about it from another detective who had told me what had happened. The detectives that made the donation to have the utility turned back on, they wanted to keep it on the low profile, they didn't want any publicity for it." (Read more Umpqua Community College stories.)

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