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Remembering the Victims of the Oregon College Shooting

 

A gunman opened fire on the 4th day of classes at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, October 1st. Nine innocent people lost their lives. The gunman has also died.

A statement from the College:

ucc-logo“This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

“I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another.”

-Dr. Rita Cavin
Umpqua Community College  Interim President

The nine people who were killed Thursday are:

  • Lucero Alvarez, 19, of Roseburg
  • Treven Taylor Anspach, 20, of Sutherlin
  • Rebecca Ann Carnes, 18, of Myrtle Creek
  • Quinn Glen Cooper, 18, of Roseburg
  • Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, of Roseburg
  • Lucas Eibel, 18, of Roseburg
  • Jason Dale Johnson, 33, of Winston
  • Lawrence Levine, 67, of Glide
  • Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, of Myrtle Creek

Family Statements – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office – Umpqua Community College Shooting  – 10/02/15

On behalf of the of families who wished to provide a statement and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office:

Jason Johnson Family Statement

“Jason Johnson, age 34, was proud to be a Christian. Jason recently enrolled in school at Umpqua Community College. Jason’s mother said that Jason was proud of himself for enrolling in school, and so was his mom. They felt that Jason had finally found his path. His family says that he will be loved and missed.”

Lucas Eibel Family Statement

“We have been trying to figure out how to tell everyone how amazing Lucas was, but that would take 18 years.”

“Lucas loved Future Farmers of America volunteering at Wildlife Safari, and Saving Grace animal shelter. He was an amazing soccer player. He graduated Roseburg High School with high academic marks. He was a Ford Family Foundation scholarship recipient. He was a Umpqua Community College scholars award recipient. He was studying chemistry.”

“Memorial donations can be made to Roseburg High School FFA and to the injured victims.”

Quinn Cooper Family Statement

Quinn Cooper
Quinn Cooper

“We are in shock this happened. Quinn was only 18 years old. He just graduated in June from Roseburg High school. Yesterday was his fourth day of college. Quinn was funny, sweet, compassionate and such a wonderful loving person. He always stood up for people. Quinn and his brother Cody are inseparable. Quinn was going to take his brown belt test on October 10th. He loved dancing and voice acting and playing Ingress with Cody, my oldest son. I don’t know how we are going to move forward with our lives without Quinn. Our lives are shattered beyond repair. We send our condolences to all the families who have been so tragically affected by this deranged gunman. No one should ever have to feel the pain we are feeling.”

“We are hearing so many people talk about gun control and taking people’s guns away. If the public couldn’t have guns it wouldn’t help since sick people like this will always be able to get their hands on a gun(s). We need to be able to protect ourselves as a community and as a nation. Please don’t let this horrible act of insanity become about who should or shouldn’t have a gun. Please remember the victims and their families. Please remember Quinn.”

“Thank you. The Coopers.”

Treven Anspach Family Statement

“The Anspach family would like to thank everybody for their heart felt thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Treven was one of the most positive young man always looking for the best in life. Treven was larger than life and brought out the best in those around him.”

“In Justin’s and Kim’s words Treven was a perfect son.”

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