I extend my sympathies to the family of Nancy Shuman Davis. For those who haven't heard her name on the national news recently, she was killed by a bullet to the head yesterday south of Reynosa in a community called San Fernando. She was a missionary for 40 years with her husband to help out the poor in Mexico. She and her husband were driving on a highway near San Fernando just south of Reynosa when a group tried to stop them probably to steal their truck. They ran the roadblock and were chased with bullets and had their truck rammed. The husband sped towards the border to take Nancy to the hospital where she died. That's the way it is here in parts of Tamaulipas.
I've read a few of the comments people have posted about her death. Many have blasted them for driving a 2008 Chevy truck in an area known for a lot of highjackings. Another claimed they should have stopped and given up the truck. One cynic even pointed out that the husband drove more than 70 miles without stopping for help so the husband probably killed the wife. However, by all accounts, this couple devoted their life to helping others in Mexico. It is OK to think it, but, geez, people, do you have to publicly comment where family and friends may read it? When a loved one is lost, it hurts. A lot. I should know. I lost my beautiful, baby sister Lynn in a car accident almost a year ago. The horrific photos of her car under the school bus planted all over the newspaper along with photos of people holding sheets while they removed her body from the car were bad enough. Many newspapers no longer allow comments on such news reports because of the hurtful comments. And for good reason. Some idiot posted, "Was the phone call worth it?", implying that my sister was on her cell phone when the accident happened. Even if it were true, is it really necessary to say it like that?
And just for the record, my sister was not talking or texting. The deputy got the records from the cell phone company and proved that the phone wasn't even on before the accident occurred. One small vindication, but it doesn't bring my sister back.
RIP Nancy Shuman Davis
RIP David Hartley
RIP Don Alejo Garza Tamez
RIP Lynn Mota
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