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The Mailbox

see his parents grow older and siblings grow into adulthood and marry. But he will be remembered as the outgo- ing, friendly and caring son and brother who cared deeply about his family and friends.

Dear Editor

Our family was taken by surprise by the August article in The Police News regarding the death of my brother David John Ruiz since no family member was contacted to comment. I was 13 at the time of his death.

While the revival of this case opened old wounds – we hope that anyone with information related to the death of David or Keenan Denning will come forward and help to give closure to his family and ours.

Christine Ruiz Hopkins

As most can imagine, our family was traumatized by the violent death of Da- vid. Those who knew David knew him as a loving son, doting brother and good friend. As the oldest child of five chil- dren - he helped to raise his younger siblings as both his parents both worked full time and often opposite schedules. He was the type of brother who wasn’t embarrassed to take my brother and me (the baby in the family) to Ball High football games and he often volunteered as a chaperone for our school field trips. He loved to entertain and cooked ev- ery holiday meal with my mother and wrapped every Christmas gift for every family member. He was well known in school and was actively involved in student council at Ball High and contin- ued his involvement in student groups while attending Texas A&M University in College Station. Although most col- lege students would not have wanted their younger brother or sister to visit during college – he doted on this family and my brother and I spent two weeks every summer with him in College Sta- tion. Sometimes I would spend an extra two weeks there because I loved being with him at school. He often took me with him to class, his club meetings and to movies.

The new interest in this case remind- ed our family of what David has missed over the past 25 years… He never had the chance to meet some of his nieces and nephews. He never got to see his only sister get married. He never hugged his great-nephews and he didn’t get to

Dear Editor, Recently, my wife and I were very dis- turbed to find some one we knew listed on the sex offenders list for Brazoria County on thepolicenews.net.

First, thank you for this publication; with three children at home this infor- mation is precious.

Naturally I did some research to find out what it was Kyle did and I soon ran into a problem, there is no record of him as a sex offender anywhere else but you publication. My question to you is then, could you please tell me where you got this information from, I just find it very odd that he shows up nowhere else but on your publication and I would very much like to know what the truth is here.

T.P., Brazoria, Texas

If you don’t already get this,(The Po- lice News) you might enjoy it. Theresa always picks up a copy of the print edi- tion when she sees it. She says it’s very entertaining. I get it via the internet and especially enjoy “Who’s Who in the County Jail” It’s HILARIOUS! I guess we shouldn’t be laughing at the misfor- tune of others, but it is funny./g.

Posted by david at 9/9/2009 12:11:41 PM

When an off-duty Houston Police Lieu- tenant, sitting in his car, working an ex- tra job, was attacked by four thugs in a robbery/car-jacking attempt, this reader wrote:

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Thank god the officer was not injured. Officers put themselves in harms way for at least forty hours a week to pro- tect themselves, it is unfortunate that they have to work extra jobs to make a decent living. I commend the officer for having the tactical mindset and prowess to prevent himself from being a victim of these scumbags.

My heart goes to the family. I hate to hear about young people dying its always sad to hear.may God bless his soul.

Posted by meangene at 9/7/2009 2:06:03 PM No seat belts again, when are these young people going to learn.

Posted by Art at 9/7/2009 2:49:13 PM

Posted by DGB768 at 9/8/2009 10:34:15 AM

May the Lord be with those affected. Posted by Paul at 9/8/2009 8:40:06 AM

Good job officer. These scum bags need to learn they can’t get away with this stuff. Posted by John at 9/8/2009 1:46:32 PM

DWI, not the lack of seat belts, killed this young man. Posted by Augie at 9/8/2009 8:40:09 AM

A story on The Police News website reported that some Houston Police Of- ficers are concerned about a new law re- quiring holders of Concealed Gun Per- mits to tell any officer he/she has contact with that he/she is armed and has a per- mit. Here’s what this reader said:

As I understand the law that went into effect in September 2008, a person could have a gun in their car as long as it was concealed and the person is not involved in a crime. It would be prudent and re- spectful to let an officer know about the gun, but there is no obligation under that law to tell a law enforcement officer that you have a gun in the car. This has been in effect a year now, so why are officers now complaining about CHL’s not pre- senting their license. I would be more concerned about the former, the one’s with license who have a gun in the area. In short, always assume there is a gun in the car when you stop and approach, keeping safety and caution in mind. Posted by Former Officer 10 hours ago

Plain & simple. Just show your CHL & there will be no problem. No need for this new law. Have been though this & all wen’t well. Posted by john at 9/8/2009 2:02:46 PM

The Police News story about the death of 22-year old Brian Yudizky in a car crash in Santa Fe, Texas brought these responses:

Brian was and is apart of my family and it is a very sad tragedy that has hap- pened to him and all the family! Brian was an amazing guy he had a wonder- ful family and a handsome little baby boy! he remains close to us in our heats and we will never forget the good times we all shared with him. Brian we will all miss you so very much! we are all praying for katrina and casey and i keep them both and Brian in my prayers and thoughts.

To the person who wrote the second comment about no seat belts, it is not your place to write that. you were not there you dont know what happened and therefore you should not have made that comment!i would appreciate it if you would not write your little com- ments like that when you dont know what was going on. you dont know who will read this how would you like it if his girlfriend/mother of their son seen this do you know how much pain you would add to what she is already going through? people make bad decisions all the time but and you leaving a comment like that about the seat belts and when are young people going to learn...there goes another person young or old mak- ing a BAD decision! Posted by tabitha at 9/8/2009 9:35:40 AM

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