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Kendall County Sheriff Looks Into Firearm Death of Child

Deputy's service weapon involved in shooting death of 11-year-old boy. Sheriff offers prayers and calls it a "terrible tragedy."

As Yorkville Police investigate the firearm-related death of an 11-year-old boy who was found dead on Jan. 28 in his home, the sheriff's department has begun its own review.

The child died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The boy's mother is a Kendall County sheriff's deputy and her service weapon was used in the shooting. At this time, it's not known whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.

Sheriff Richard Randall issued a statement Wednesday saying the department would look into whether policies regarding the locking, storage and handling of firearms had been followed.

“This is a terrible tragedy, made all the more difficult by the victim’s young age,” Randall said in his statement. “Our prayers go out to our deputy and her family."

Magilla Gorilla February 22, 2014 at 09:10 PM
Although ruthless beatings by police officers does not pertain to this situation, it does scream one thing... BLUE CODE OF SILENCE. The sad thing is, that even though not all police officers are evil, they are all bad. This is because they never hold each other accountable. That does pertain to this situation. There is almost always some pathetic excuse to allow criminal officers to walk. Their job is not stressful. They end up with a GUILT COMPLEX because they have either committed criminal acts like that or excused them. Eventually, they themselves, after abusing alcohol and/or drugs, beating their wives and getting divorced attempt to or successfully commit suicide. The Guilt Complex that they have also affects their children. This was told to me by a clinical psychiatrist who treats police officers and their families. I don't think she was making it up. Guess I would feel like a pile of garbage if I had to live with hiding scumbags like those guys. NOT an Honorable profession. Think I'll take up SEWING.
common sense rules February 22, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Below is the worst thing I could find about Sewing shop owners. it is from England. Keep up the good work Kelly. I try to pick on all professions equally. I love the police, the vast majority are good people with a hard job to do. but its hard to turn in a fellow officer, while keeping a job and good workplace relations. The LAPD officer that went "crazy" Christopher Dorner, had been denied promotion because he was reported to have kicked a cuffed person. And he alleged because he was black. In his final manifesto, before being burned alive by fellow officers, he claimed he was going to kill every racist corrupt cop in the department to right the wrongs. Don't forget the innocent people the LAPD shot and killed while looking for Officer Dorner. do you think Mr. Dorner would have EVER had a trial, knowing his evidence exposing high ups in the LAPD would come out in court. They gave the "silence him" order, No judge, NO jury, No trial, No evidence against the Department. Do you believe this Officer deserved a trial? Of course he did. But that was never an option. Not only that but the Officers setting the fire to burn him out were clearly heard on police radio saying "Lets Cook This F*****" A sewing shop owner sold illegal, under-the-counter cigarettes in an effort to buy a present for her son’s 21st birthday, a court heard. Angela Dickson, 47, from Millwood Green in Winlaton, was caught by a Trading Standards sting after an anonymous tip-off that she was dealing tobacco which didn’t carry health warnings from her Little Sew N’ Sews store. But the single mum said she was just attempting to make a bit of extra cash to treat her family. “I did wrong, but I was just trying to make more money for my son’s 21st because I’m a single parent,” Dickson, who twice sold packets of Email cigarettes to undercover officers, and was found in possession of 41 illegal packets of Jim brand fags and 11 bags of Turner rolling tobacco, said. Magistrates in Gateshead heard that Dickson had bought sleeves containing 10 packs of the illicit cigarettes for £35 from a man she met at the Winlaton village Co-op supermarket, and sold them on for £40 a sleeve or £4 per packet. Yet when interviewed she claimed to have only sold nine “Jim” packets and nine bags of rolling tobacco to friends, and that she “couldn’t remember” selling the contraband to the Gateshead Council’s Trading Standards officer on March 26 and again in April. Prosecutor Roddy Currie told the court that on the first occasion Dickson had been cautious, asking who had sent the undercover officer, but then sold him two packets of cigarettes, without text or photo health warnings, for £8. On a second visit she sold a single packet for £4. “On April 24 Trading Standards, accompanied by police, found 41 packets of Jim cigarettes and 11 packets of Turner rolling tobacco in the shop,” he said. “When interviewed Dickson accepted that the cigarettes belonged to her, but claimed she had only been selling them for a month to get money for her son’s 21st birthday. “She couldn’t understand why an anonymous complaint had been made about her in February and when the test purchases were put to her she said she couldn’t remember them, and that she had only ever sold Jim cigarettes. “Dickson said she had bought them from a man she’d met at the Co-op in the village but she couldn’t provide any other details about him. “And she admitted that even though she’s a smoker, she would not have smoked the cigarettes herself.” Taking into account her late guilty plea, chairman of the bench Ray Hood fined Dickson £250, with a £25 victim surcharge and £266 costs – a total of £541. Rejecting her offer to pay it off at £10 per week, magistrates set a rate of £15 per week, so that the balance would be paid off within a year.
Magilla Gorilla February 23, 2014 at 06:32 PM
If I take up sewing, I'll be sure to get my illegal cigarettes out of my sewing room. Wow, common sense, you are vicious.
Magilla Gorilla February 23, 2014 at 06:40 PM
By the way, if anyone wants to see the type of officers that are employed here, check out the YouTube video... Terry Tichava is above the Law in Kendall County. Well, he is no longer employed there after the sexual harassment settlement paid for by the Taxpayers, but I believe he did get to "Retire" with his pension.
Magilla Gorilla February 24, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Why is the Sheriff FINALLY Resigning, I mean retiring? Here are a couple links to enlighten the Taxpayers. http://clickforjusticeandequality.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/government-kendall-county-illinois-racial-profiling-and-discrimination/ http://www.ledgersentinel.com/article.asp?a=8838 http://www.ledgersentinel.com/article.asp?a=9107 http://yorkvilleinsider.org/kcscredit.html http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/17137430-418/kendall-county-facing-more-sexual-harassment-suits.html http://oswego.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/kendall-county-sheriff-deputy-craig-french-jason-thur0c24efe8ef http://oswego.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/craig-french-jason-thurmond-nicole-thurmondkendall-co0d2c78a093 Also, I heard there are some reports on the internet regarding abuse of the County Credit Cards... Liquor purchases, etc. and something about a trip to Mardi-Gras by the Sheriff. I have to search those myself in order to verify the information, but NOTHING would surprise me. You determine for yourself whether or not our Tax-dollars were well spent under Sheriff DICK Randall. Where is the outrage? If everyone sits by and allows this kind of Garbage, then Shame on Us.

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