Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Papa John's CEO Attends Funeral of Employee Shot Dead by Robbers While Working at the Popular Pizza Chain - and Pays for his Service and Medical Expenses


War crime victim Gordon Schaffer, 22

Suspected war criminal Rodney Harvell

Suspected war criminal Darious Fitzpatrick, though only 17, is already a violent career criminal with several felony convictions as a juvenile; his example is spurring calls for juvenile justice reform in Tennessee

By David in TN

I know this area very well, sometimes go to a restaurant close by.

Papa John's CEO attends funeral off employee shot dead on job

Papa John's CEO John Schnatter traveled to Columbia, Tennessee to attend the funeral of Gordon Schaffer, 22, who was killed while working at the popular pizza chain.

At the Daily Mail.


Anonymous said...

I went by the "Papa John's" at 5 pm today. The store is at the end of a strip mall. It was open with two employees, one a young man who looked like Gordon Schaffer and a young woman.

At the entrance were some flowers, balloons, and dolls. A kind of shrine modern culture requires (instead of outrage) at times like this.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

Today, December 19, I went to the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee. I made my way to the Circuit Court Clerk's office. I told them I've written a few pieces on the internet about trials. I asked how far the case is in the system.

A young woman went to a filing cabinet for the details. The "alleged" killer, Darious Fitzpatrick, is still in juvenile court. They are waiting for the results of "mental and forensic evaluations."

Step one will be transferring Fitzpatrick from juvenile to adult court. The next step will be the grand jury. Then will be the trial.

She said the trial would be in the Maury County courthouse unless the "high profile nature" causes it to be moved to another county.

I told her from my own experience the custom in Tennessee is for a jury to be bused in from somewhere else. The trial will be in Columbia. The courtroom is a few yards from this office.

It was hard to tell how long it will take until the trial. I told her I would check back in a month.

By the way, Columbia, Tennessee has a fairly high black population.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

Nice that Papa John's CEO is showing some concern by paying for the funeral, but it won't help this young man who lost the chance to have a normal life. He will never marry, never have children, never fulfill whatever dreams he had. A better response by the CEO would be to sponsor firearms training for his employees and help them get their carry permits. In this way he could serve notice that any criminals attacking his employees would meet an effective armed response. All but the dumbest thugs would take their criminal activities elsewhere.