Monday, August 4, 2008

what good are metal detectors

It seems quite curious that just the other day we were just short of being labeled fruit cakes for telling the city employees and city council that metal detectors were not needed at the Busch building nor were they needed at City Hall.

Then my wondering eyes found this interesting article which leads me to believe the people of Republic should install metal detectors at all entrances to the city parks

Aug 4, 11:00 AM EDT

Former Republic alderman fatally shot

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) -- Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a former Republic alderman at a city park.

Police Chief Mark F. Lowe says 28-year-old Joshua Morris died in a Springfield hospital Sunday after suffering a single gunshot wound at J.R. Martin Park in Republic.

Lowe says Rachelle Hansen, Morris' former wife, was at the scene and is being questioned.

Police called the incident a "questionable death." A weapon was recovered from the scene.

Lowe says he believes it's the first shooting in Republic in six years.

Morris was a realtor and served as an alderman from 2005-2007.

Morris won re-election in 2007 but had to resign because he moved outside the ward he was to represent. Morris still served on the city's planning and zoning board.

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