Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Tragedy in Salt Lake City, with one positive note
Tragedy in Salt Lake City, with one positive note
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:46:42 -0600
I'm sending this to members of three lists: scouts-l, arrow-l, and scouts-lds.
As many of you may already be aware, a 70yo man entered the Family History
Library about 10:30 am, local time, and began firing a .22 caliber pistol at
people randomly. Two of the victims suffered fatal wounds, several others were
transported to local hospitals and have been reported in various conditions.
The attacker died as a result of a gunshot to the chest inflicted by a member of
the Salt Lake City Police Department.
The positive note: At our lodge LECM last night, we were told by one of our
chapter advisers who works at the FHL (he was out of the building when the
shooting started), that the first person to begin rendering aid at the scene is
a Scouter in the Utah National Parks Council, headquartered in Provo, Utah, and
a chapter adviser in the Tu-Cubin-Noonie lodge of the Order of the Arrow.
Although not a member of our council (Great Salt Lake) or lodge (El-Ku-Ta), our
lodge adviser has asked the chapter adviser who told us about this to begin
collecting the necessary documentation to submit to the National Court of Honor.
For those who may not know about the Family History Library, it is owned and
operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is the
repository of the world's largest collection of genealogical records. The LDS
Church maintains not only the FHL, but some 3000 Family History Centers in
cities throughout the US and in many other countries. The FHL and FHCs are
publicly available to anyone doing genealogical research, and records from the
FHL can be requested for use at any of the FHCs. (Keep this in mind if any of
your Scouts want to work on the Genealogy merit badge.)
Kip Keil, Sr. Programmer, V i s i o n N e t
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MC, Ad Hoc P-3055; MC, Advancement T-1022; MC, Ad Hoc T-175
AA, Ceremonies El-Ku-Ta 520, Great Salt Lake Council, BSA
--We all learn from history . . .
...either by study, or by repetition.
-- Kip Keil, 1998