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."

common sense rules February 05, 2014 at 06:52 PM
www.SSRISTORIES.com Please check this site out. thanks Magilla for having the courage to read the links. Hopefully others chose to check out the links, and chose to open their eyes and close their mouths.
Magilla Gorilla February 05, 2014 at 06:58 PM
If people don't research things like this, they can remain Ignorant. If they read, and still choose to deny the Facts, then they are Stupid.
Magilla Gorilla February 06, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Incredible! Common Sense Rules is Standing ALONE in the Arena cuz he/she posted Links filled with FACTS like someone requested. The crowd is stunned and the Challenger/s are being counted out. We'll done, Sir/Miss.
Anna Strazzante February 07, 2014 at 07:05 AM
Medical journals publish research that have been peer reviewed. Of course they do not exclude research just because it doesnt " go with the program". What i dont understand is the need to be so insulting to one another. Is there not another way to have disagreeing opoinions without attacking one another?
common sense rules February 07, 2014 at 06:55 PM
If I were a doctor who prescribed these types of drugs, Id probably hold all my assets in trust, to protect from medical malpractice lawsuits. Most doctors do this claiming they can be sued by anyone for anything, why are they so paranoid, I could just as easily be sued also by anyone for anything. I'm sure they sleep soundly in their mansions. However, I find it comical that someone would feel "attacked", by words they were reading on a computer screen, perhaps some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors would help calm the anxiety.
common sense rules February 07, 2014 at 11:53 PM
http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0020392 Medical journals many times print only unanimous peer reviews. Of course drug companies that make huge profits will definitely use these to push their drugs, even thought advertising. Who pushes/distributes them? After all why shouldn't you ask your doctor for a drug you saw on T.V. last night, you know better than him right. And why shouldn't he give it to you, he makes money from it, AND knows there is nothing wrong with you. ultimately making billions of dollars off medicating the public. Of course there is always that pesky, other unanimous side of the story, that publish their own medical journals contradicting the other medical journals they are excluded from. Usually these journals will site evidence or lack of evidence against the same subject matter. But who could back these findings? Drug companies? Don't make me laugh. Certainly the general public will usually never read these either. And why should they, drug companies already paid millions in advertising. The T.V. already said its "GOOD" and will "Help" you. While listing a gigantic list of horrible effects it will give you. And ask your doctor for it. And who would profit from an informed public, not drug companies. Or doctors. Or an overpriced medical industry.
Magilla Gorilla February 08, 2014 at 10:30 AM
common sense rules February 08, 2014 at 12:49 PM
The UK government was caught stockpiling over 450 million worth of an influenza drug called Timiflu. This was pejorative enough, but the stockpile discovery itself has brought attention to an even shadier practice, and a problem which contaminates the US FDA and UK regulatory bodies’ reports on pharmaceuticals even more completely. In a phrase – they just keep lying. If you haven’t heard, Tamiflu has been found to be just as deadly as the influenza virus itself. It was promoted as a way to keep the ‘avian flu pandemic’ at bay, a pandemic which never happened, but guess what – Tamiful sales went through the roof. Thanks to the UN and the CDC’s promotion of the product, it couldn’t be restocked on store shelves fast enough. A physician pointed out that 8 out of 10 of the studies done on the drug hadn’t been published, but oops – that wasn’t supposed to get out! Many people are aware that the true results of clinical trials are often shielded from public view, and even legally withheld from doctors, researchers, and patients who might want to make informed decisions about their health. But Tamiflu may or may not reduce your chance of getting pneumonia (a secondary problem that sometimes develops with influenza) or lessening your chance of dying from the virus since the true results are kept under lock and key. In fact, it could kill you, but these results were never made public. The makers of Tamiflu, Roche, haven’t broken a law – surprisingly, by keeping Tamiflu’s results hidden for more than five years. It is just by accident that this particular drug is now the example for an entire industry that keeps drug side effects – often deadly ones – hidden from us.
common sense rules February 08, 2014 at 01:18 PM
One study was published in 1986, pointing to missing results in drug trial studies. A review of the article published in 2010 by the NHS’s own research body found that there was only a 50% chance of the drug trials for any drug – not just Tamiflu, to be published. This means that half of the time we are taking these drugs totally blind. Furthermore, drug trials with positive results are more than twice as likely to be published, while unfavorable ones will often be discarded or purposely covered up, as Monsanto did with its lies about rGBH, the cow hormone. Study after study is showing similar results – that Big Pharma is lying. There is no way to pretty up the fact, or say its due to researcher bias. Information is being actively withheld even when honest researchers seek the results. This means that doctors can’t possibly make good decisions about what to prescribe you – since they are completely in the dark about which drugs are ‘safe,’ and which are not. There is an autochthonous issue, born of Big Pharma greed, that impacts everyone. The phenomenon has been documented for well over two decades. Transparency has been laughed at throughout the industry – as evidenced in Secret internal memos, leaked in 2013 showing just what the FDA and EU regulatory bodies were up to, along with drug company interests.
common sense rules February 08, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Without any proper scrutiny, or even academic rigor, public servants (i.e. politically appointed members of the FDA, etc.) are making decisions about what drugs will be made available to the public. This is particularly unsafe when you consider that some of the most enormous medical scandals of the past few years – problems with the evidence for prescribing Vioxx, Avandia and Tamiflu, for example – were only spotted by independent researchers and academics, often years after a fight for access to information on clinical trials. There is no ‘robust regulatory framework’ for sorting safe drugs from unsafe ones, as the Department of Health would have us believe, and a bizarre set of documents will reveal the industry was really behind this propagandizing. Now, there is a way to see what the drug companies are really up to, though. More than 130 patient groups which represent more than 100 million people have signed up for All Trials, a campaign co-founded with several other groups just a few years ago. Even GlaxoSmithKline, one of the biggest drug makers on the planet signed up – with hopefully, more transparency concerning drugs at the public’s fingertips. Both the EU and the US, including the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the Department of Health better get on board, or they will find themselves about as useful as some Tamiflu.
common sense rules February 08, 2014 at 01:26 PM
This goes for SSRI drugs too.
Magilla Gorilla February 08, 2014 at 11:28 PM
The actual journal publication percentage is closer to 40% than it is to 50, but you are on the right track. Physicians are on the take. I have three in my family, all of which proclaim that the pharmaceutical companies control the medical industry. Back in the day doctors used to care about their patients. Today it is difficult to find one that puts care over cash. Selfish, indeed. Malpractice insurance is high for a reason. Ask an insurance agent, I have one of those in the family also. If you are DANGEROUS, doctor or driver behind the wheel of a vehicle, your premiums will be excessive. Figure it out. The AMA has no intention of weeding out the Hazardous Members of their industry, mainly because, I think, they would have to admit that they have been enabling/hiding the garbage for years. Sounds like the Catholic Church hiding the sicko Priests to me.
Magilla Gorilla February 09, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Whether or not the boy was on SSRI's, at any given time, is not relevant as far as gun laws are concerned. We shall see if she is prosecuted or not. Sad to say, the odds are against the police arresting one of their own. Perhaps she has "Dirt" on other officers that might cause a scandal. Just a thought seeing the muddy track record of that department. (Ex. French Wal-Mart and Tichava Sexual Harassment incidents). I cringe when I think of how OUR Tax Dollars are being WASTED.
Magilla Gorilla February 11, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Probably no charges against her are forthcoming. Loss of a child is punishment enough. However, if this incident happened at the BABYSITTER'S House, I am guessing the BABYSITTER would already have been ARRESTED. Maybe I am wrong, but I seriously doubt it.
Magilla Gorilla February 12, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is Official. Common Sense Rules is the Champion!!! As you can plainly see, the Challengers have been TKO'd. Thank you for posting Links and Facts regarding the DRUGGING of our YOUTH. Your last 3 lengthy posts were HAYMAKERS. The Fight is Officially OVER, unless, of course, The Strazz or Captain Number Pants can Refute Your Evidence with FACTS of their own. They can search all they want, but the TRUTH is Already been told... By Common Sense Rules!
common sense rules February 12, 2014 at 07:01 PM
Magilla Gorilla February 20, 2014 at 09:04 PM
By the way, on Jan. 6th a Park Ridge Teenager ACCIDENTALLY shot himself in the Leg, and suffered non-life threatening injuries. The man who Gifted him the gun was ARRESTED. What do y'all in KANGAROO COUNTY think should be done with someone who allows her 11 year old CHILD to KILL himself with Her Firearm? Above the Law, as usual? That Department makes me want to PUKE.
kelly brisbin February 21, 2014 at 11:02 AM
You make me sick, Cant show your real name huh!
Magilla Gorilla February 21, 2014 at 05:58 PM
I can't speak for Kelly, but... If Kelly Brisbin of... Sewing Etc. Yorkville believes that it is permissible for Law Enforcement Officials to be Immune from Prosecution when they may have broken the Law, perhaps people who think that our SWORN OFFICIALS should be held accountable might want to discuss her OPINIONS with her. She may possibly be reached at (630) 552-1863. This is why you should NEVER use your real name.
Magilla Gorilla February 21, 2014 at 06:01 PM
I know a couple people who will no longer be using her services. Oops!
Magilla Gorilla February 21, 2014 at 06:58 PM
Then again, the poster could be using someone else's name that he or she picked out of the phone book. That just wouldn't be right now, would it?
kelly brisbin February 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM
all i have to say is, you dont know any of the facts. as niether do i, we are not to pass judgement on anything or anybody. do you have prof that there was a cover up , please bring or send me in writting . And as for people not using me for there services, i will not lose any sleep over it. God is bigger than Man, and things you say about me, will not hurt me at all. I do not think that its right for things to be covered up, but until i see prof, real prof , not just gossip or opinions. i will always have an open mind.
Magilla Gorilla February 22, 2014 at 07:19 PM
It is not about a cover-up. It is about the FACT (if you can face the fact) that an eleven year old child gained access to a firearm and ended his own life. UNSECURED FIREARMS used in bodily harm by someone who does not possess a Foid card, especially minors, is a crime, I believe. The boy shot himself with his Mother's firearm. I am fairly certain that is illegal. The Sheriff himself mentioned, in the Beacon News, that gun laws may have been broken. I don't think he would have said that to the reporters if he did not believe she committed a crime. If you comprehended previous posts in this blog, you would not be embarrassing yourself this way. I am not an attorney, but I'm pretty confident that if she wasn't a police officer, she would have already been charged. Your emotions, and sympathetic nature is clouding your judgement. By the way, I know God is bigger than man. However, He has the power to prevent horrific things like this and chooses to allow them. God calls everyone's number when He sees fit. Next time you pray, you ought to ask Him why He doesn't seem to care about His Children.
common sense rules February 22, 2014 at 08:22 PM
http://www.infowars.com/cop-who-killed-kelly-thomas-seen-in-restuarant-american-make-him-leave/ The article makes it very clear... Are these people worthy of enshrined hero status. Anyone of us can be Kelly Thomas. Lets see who can watch the whole video at the end of the article. all of us are Kelly Thomas How did they get away with this... because if this cop is guilty, then they all will be. The surveillance camera, didn't keep him safe either. Notice how the camera moves as the guy is beaten, someone was in control of the camera, and watched the whole thing go down, doing nothing. Another hero.
common sense rules February 22, 2014 at 09:09 PM
God IS bigger than man. Of course, if God is real, then so is Satan, who is also bigger than man, and a better manipulator of mans mind. Using deception and reward. Good people will do evil things for SOMETHING, (be it money, power, sex, anything) believing their evil actions are good or well intended. They have been easily deceived by evil. Its up to Satan to figure out what the reward is. He is good at it. We all know God wins the game, its the fact that Satan leads in the score all the way til the end. I just don't want to see a blowout game. Point being, its up to us mortals to at admit that these things are happening and point it out to push back these evils before the game is a blowout. Information is the best combat to evil.
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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