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Old 08-06-2013, 04:19 PM
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Sgt Michael Wilson was ambushed and killed while responding to a Domestic in Port Charlotte. Sgt Wilson, a 20 year veteran, leaves behind a wife and three children. The link below has the story and the info to donate to his family. I know a lot of you guys are from this area so if you can afford a few dollars, please consider throwing a few bucks toward his wife and kids.

RIP Sgt Wilson, your service will not be forgotten!

http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florid...n#.UgGBoZLryuQ
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Man thats terrible.

But I've always wondered why people immediately start asking for donations. The guy was killed at his job, if my garbage man gets shot while he's working is everybody gonna send him money? Money is the last thing that family will have to worry about. The victims advocate fund will pay for his monument, wilbert vaults will donate a burial vault. I'm pretty sure victims advocate pays for the funeral as well but if not he will be covered by his department. The kids will get social security checks till their 18, and it goes on and on and on. Money will not be a problem so why donate another million to them?
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Man that terrible.

But I've always wondered why people immediately start asking for donations. The guy was killed at his job, if my garbage man gets shot while he's working is everybody gonna send him money? Money is the last thing that family will have to worry about. The victims advocate fund will pay for his monument, wilbert vaults will donate a burial vault. I'm pretty sure victims advocate pays for the funeral as well but if not he will be covered by his department. The kids will get social security checks till their 18, and it goes on and on and on. Money will not be a problem so why donate another million to them?
This has to be one of the most distasteful posts I have ever read.
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This has to be one of the most distasteful posts I have ever read.
Why is that? I think it horrible that the man lost his life and has a wife and kids that are left behind. But I just don't understand why people immediately start asking for money? It's the job he chose and that is one of the risks of the job. I'm not knocking what he and his family have sacrificed I'm just asking why people start asking for money?
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They don't start asking for money. People try to give them money and it needs be a controlled stream.
Like my first answer...because we want to.
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It's been my experience that the family is not ASKING for money, but many people want to GIVE it.
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Originally Posted by Seasir View Post
Why is that? I think it horrible that the man lost his life and has a wife and kids that are left behind. But I just don't understand why people immediately start asking for money? It's the job he chose and that is one of the risks of the job. I'm not knocking what he and his family have sacrificed I'm just asking why people start asking for money?
I am going to let you go figure out the answer to your question on your own.

The family is not asking for money, the community has inquired as to how to donate to the family trust, it's the free will of concerned citizens who wish to assist the family during this sudden tragedy and loss of a husband, father, and public servant. You obviously have no conception as to the costs of such an event, to include but not limited to supporting and raising 3 children, college, bills, etc.

If you have an opinion regarding monetary donations to people who lose loved ones, start your own thread about it. Bringing your questions/opinions/comments to this thread was disrespectful and distasteful.

Look up the word "tact" and learn a valuable lesson on character and etiquette.
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Originally Posted by Seasir View Post
Man thats terrible.

But I've always wondered why people immediately start asking for donations. The guy was killed at his job, if my garbage man gets shot while he's working is everybody gonna send him money? Money is the last thing that family will have to worry about. The victims advocate fund will pay for his monument, wilbert vaults will donate a burial vault. I'm pretty sure victims advocate pays for the funeral as well but if not he will be covered by his department. The kids will get social security checks till their 18, and it goes on and on and on. Money will not be a problem so why donate another million to them?
You are a class act. Let me know how you put your life on the line for anyone but you.
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Originally Posted by Seasir View Post
Why is that? I think it horrible that the man lost his life and has a wife and kids that are left behind. But I just don't understand why people immediately start asking for money? It's the job he chose and that is one of the risks of the job. I'm not knocking what he and his family have sacrificed I'm just asking why people start asking for money?
Save your stupid retarded posts for elsewhere. The poor guys dead protecting creeps like you in the dead of night and you start bashing. Go away! Your tacky, pi$$ poor tasteless comment isn't appropriate here in case you haven't gotten that part yet.

PS- he signed up to protect and serve, he didn't sign up to killed
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It's been my experience that the family is not ASKING for money, but many people want to GIVE it.
That's what I was getting at, if someone wants to help on their own accord that's great. I was just asking about the soliciting aspect, I've seen it happen first hand and a lot of people were taken advantage of.

Like I said, I'm not trying to take away from the fact that its a tragedy and that there was a huge sacrifice made.
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Originally Posted by Seasir View Post
That's what I was getting at, if someone wants to help on their own accord that's great. I was just asking about the soliciting aspect, I've seen it happen first hand and a lot of people were taken advantage of.

Like I said, I'm not trying to take away from the fact that its a tragedy and that there was a huge sacrifice made.
That's my point... no one is soliciting! After several hundred calls of "where can we send money"...the fund is set up.
Hope you never have to be in the position of answering the phone...
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Because we want to.
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Like my first answer...because we want to.
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He is a slow learner.
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I'm sorry...not trying to bust your balls but this hits a little close to home for me. You had a valid question. People will blow up phones to send money and no amount of "we don't need it" will make it stop.
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I'm sorry...not trying to bust your balls but this hits a little close to home for me. You had a valid question. People will blow up phones to send money and no amount of "we don't need it" will make it stop.
Sorry for your loss man! Glad there's plenty of help headed their way. I know it's a senseless loss of life.

Maybe I worded my question poorly judging by the responses! I was just asking based on something I have witnessed before, but in this case it was the family soliciting, then they blew all the money on cars and boats, it was a pretty bad deal.
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I see where you're coming from and that is sickening.
I can almost assure you that the family in the OP was not soliciting. It's been my experience they were overwhelmed with offers and no amount of discouragement would stop the donators.
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Rip, Godspeed.
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I see where you're coming from and that is sickening.
I can almost assure you that the family in the OP was not soliciting. It's been my experience they were overwhelmed with offers and no amount of discouragement would stop the donators.
Thanks for the straight foward response, I appoligize for the derail.
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