Friday, December 25, 2009

On Christmas Eve, Salvation Army Worker Killed In Front Of His Children

'Tis the season for the Salvation Army to try to get as many donations as possible, in those old familiar red kettles. Sadly, on Christmas Eve, no less, a Salvation Army worker was shot and killed in front of his three young children by a man who was attempting to rob him. The incident took place outside the charity's community center in North Little Rock, Arkansas, a Salvation Army official said Friday.

Police said that they are looking for the two men who accosted Salvation Army Maj. Philip Wise, 40, outside the community center about 4 PM Thursday. So far, no arrests have been made.

Wise had gone to the community center with his children to pick up his wife, Cindy, who is also a Salvation Army major. They were to drive to his mother's home in West Virginia. As he neared the side door, two men approached him, carrying handguns.

One of the men demanded money and shot Wise. Cindy Wise, inside the center, called 911. The Wises had just adopted their children last year. They are aged 4, 6 and 8, and are siblings who came from an abusive family.

Wise was originally from Weirton, West Virgina, and his wife, Cindy, was from Charleston, West Virginia. They met 16 years ago at a Salvation Army school in Atlanta. Both had worked for the Salvation Army ever since.
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25 comments:

Melody said...

i wish news items like this left me with some sort of remorse, but it is so common these days, it is hard to be shocked by a story like this. I hope the children can continue to heal not only from their past life, but now this senseless violence.

roger said...

A father being killed in front of his three children while at a salvation army drop off center. The article says the perpetrators demanded money, I can't help but think if they were to go this low that they might have a drug habit or something of the like to support. This can be added to the list of other crimes against charities that seems to happen this time of year.usb flash drive

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Police say a Salvation Army worker was shot and killed in front of his three children in North Little Rock, Arkansas this Christmas Eve.
40-year-old Philip Wise and the children, ages four, six and eight were walking toward a Salvation Army building when two men approached them.

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This is such a sad story and I hope they catch the killers. By the way, the abbreviation for Arkansas is AR, not AK.

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On Christmas Eve, Salvation Army Worker Killed In Front Of His Children - how sad is that,the killers must be punished.

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I hope the children can continue to heal not only from their past life, but now this senseless violence.

Eddie Cabral said...

This is the saddest thing I've read in a couple of days. I can't believe the shock these children must be going through. A man like this whose aspirations were to help others, struck done so heartlessly.

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It is so common these days, it is hard to be shocked by a story like this. I hope the children can continue to heal not only from their past life, but now this senseless violence.

B Cassell said...

A Salvation Army worker was shot and killed Christmas Eve in front of his three young children during an attempted robbery outside the charity's community center in North Little Rock, a Salvation Army official said..thanks

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I hope the children can continue to heal not only from their past life, but now this senseless violence.

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I hope the children can continue to heal not only from their past life, but now this senseless violence.

J Dacey said...

Well the Poor kids to have witness the murder of their father with their mother only a few feet away unable to help. Christmas may be tainted for them as long as they live. I hope these people pay for this 10 times over.Thanks

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So far, my question is that "Why no arrests have been made?"

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I can't believe the shock these children must be going through. A man like this whose aspirations were to help others, struck done so heartlessly.

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The article says the perpetrators demanded money, I can't help but think if they were to go this low that they might have a drug habit or something of the like to support.

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On Christmas Eve, a Salvation Army worker was shot and killed in front of his three children by a man who was attempting to rob him....So sad :(

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I can't believe the shock these children must be going through. A man like this whose aspirations were to help others, struck done so heartlessly.

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I think if they were to go this low that they might have a drug habit or something of the like to support.

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I can't believe the shock these children must be going through. A man like this whose aspirations were to help others, struck done so heartlessly.

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I can't believe the shock these children must be going through. A man like this whose aspirations were to help others, struck done so heartlessly.

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If I read the same story on the other site, I wouldn't believe. But if you write about it...incredibly! Life is unpredictable!