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LDS missionary shot and killed in Jamaica
KSL Television ^ | January 17th | ksl.com

Posted on 01/17/2011 5:40:32 PM PST by Ripliancum

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was shot and killed in Kingston, Jamaica, Monday.

Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot by a stray bullet from a police shootout. The LDS Church confirmed Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot when he and a group of elders got caught in the crossfire of a police shootout. Elder Walker was a native of Kingston, Jamaica.

"It appears the van they were in was caught in the crossfire as local police were pursuing another vehicle," a statement from the Church read. "Elder Walker was immediately driven to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jamaica; lds; missionaries; mormon

1 posted on 01/17/2011 5:40:35 PM PST by Ripliancum
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2 posted on 01/17/2011 5:43:16 PM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Ripliancum

RIP.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 5:48:26 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Ripliancum
Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot by a stray bullet from a police shootout. The LDS Church confirmed Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot when he and a group of elders got caught in the crossfire of a police shootout. Elder Walker was a native of Kingston, Jamaica.
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care
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-- Matthew 10:28-29

4 posted on 01/17/2011 5:49:45 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Ripliancum

R.I.P.

He looks like a nice young man. What a sad thing for his family.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 5:52:41 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: Ripliancum

Prayers for his family - very sad.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 5:59:43 PM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: Ripliancum

Haiti is an out house, Jamaica is a toilet..


8 posted on 01/17/2011 6:40:42 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Ripliancum

I cannot make up my miond if I would rather take my vacation in Jamaica , Haiti, or Mexico. /s/


9 posted on 01/17/2011 6:42:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Go to an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. Ocho Rios and Montego Bay are nice. There’s also a few nice places in Port Antonio, in Portland Parish.


10 posted on 01/17/2011 6:48:26 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Ripliancum
Tragic...

Sorry to hear of it....

My sympathy for his family........

11 posted on 01/17/2011 6:50:38 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: flowerplough

Very wrong!!

Moron!!


12 posted on 01/17/2011 6:51:40 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: flowerplough
Personally..man to man..or man to woman.,,.let me just say something to you.

You are damn lucky you are not standing in front of me at the moment...and saying what you said in your post.

13 posted on 01/17/2011 6:56:17 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: flowerplough

The last time something like this happened (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1550903/posts) it took 20 posts before somebody saying crap like that. I’m not going to hit abuse though. Let the world see your words, they only reflect poorly on you.


14 posted on 01/17/2011 6:56:20 PM PST by Grig
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To: flowerplough

You are disgusting.


15 posted on 01/17/2011 7:04:17 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: Grig
I hit the abuse button...Grig.

You need not......

16 posted on 01/17/2011 7:08:14 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Osage Orange

I hit the abuse button as well, but evidently hate speech towards this murdered young man is acceptable on this forum.


17 posted on 01/17/2011 7:14:44 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: Ripliancum

Young life cut short. R.I.P.


18 posted on 01/17/2011 7:15:27 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: Osage Orange; flowerplough
Good strategy, make threats in response to a comment that may or may not be quite what it seems.

This is a tragedy,very sad, this poor man was a victim of fate.

Maybe the poster is being misunderstood, but your threat does not make things any better.

19 posted on 01/17/2011 7:22:07 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: EverOnward

Add me to the hit abuse gang. Sad.


20 posted on 01/17/2011 7:22:40 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: EverOnward
I hit the abuse button as well, but evidently hate speech towards this murdered young man is acceptable on this forum.

Not in any way, shape, or form.

21 posted on 01/17/2011 7:24:18 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

Then why hasn’t the comment been pulled?


22 posted on 01/17/2011 7:26:51 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: flowerplough

I owned a bike shop in the 80’s, and as such dealt with a number of these young men. They didn’t bug me, and I kept them on the road.

They’re just good kids.

Rethink your ways.


23 posted on 01/17/2011 7:29:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: EverOnward

It has.


24 posted on 01/17/2011 7:32:41 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Then I apologize and thank the moderators for pulling a very insensitive comment.


25 posted on 01/17/2011 7:42:48 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Rethink your ways.”

I’ll get right on that. Thank you for telling me what I should do. Wish there were more people like you, and more Mormon missionaries.


26 posted on 01/17/2011 8:16:14 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: flowerplough

More rethinking:

Upon further review, mightn’t this incident come under “Mess with the bull, watch you don’t get the horns”?

Travel to a virtually lawless, tropical hades, accost strangers with unasked-for religous advice, and meet a tragic, early death? The mostly-female, summer ‘07 Korean Afghanistan missionaries that got shot up some and raped some more, SSDD? Hayna or no?


27 posted on 01/18/2011 2:23:23 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: Ripliancum

This is so sad. Prayers for those who loved him.


28 posted on 01/18/2011 5:56:52 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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To: flowerplough

The missionary was a native of Jamaica. Not only is your rhetoric offensive, you didn’t even bother to read the article.


29 posted on 01/18/2011 7:11:43 AM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Rome2000
Sorry you took that as a physical threat...it wasn't.

Speaking of strategies...probably not a good one to assume you know what I'm thinking.

30 posted on 01/18/2011 7:50:36 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: flowerplough

Elder Walker was a native of Kingston, Jamaica


31 posted on 01/18/2011 9:02:38 AM PST by BlueMoose
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To: flowerplough

No it is not SSDD?


32 posted on 01/18/2011 9:21:59 AM PST by BlueMoose
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To: Ripliancum

Tragic and sad, prayers for this young man’s family and his companion.


33 posted on 01/18/2011 9:33:35 AM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Ripliancum; BlueMoose
So it's "live in a virtually lawless, tropical hades, accost strangers with unasked-for religous advice, and meet a tragic, early death?" Not quite as foolhardy as the mostly-female, summer ‘07 Korean Afghanistan missionaries that got shot up some and raped some more, SSDD? Hayna or no?
34 posted on 01/18/2011 8:13:07 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: flowerplough

FR really needs an ignore button.


35 posted on 01/18/2011 11:42:45 PM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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