When Kaylee Sawyer 23-year-old daughter, Sarah, was shot and killed by campus safety on the College of Texas at Austin on June 21, 2012, Kaylee was devastated, confused, and indignant. She felt like she was robbed of the possibility to say goodbye to her little one, however there have been additionally authorized points that she didn’t have time to handle earlier than her daughter’s dying: burial preparations and property regulation paperwork amongst them.
I’m Kaylee Sawyers mother. I’m so sorry for the household of Edna-Jean Adams. My daughter was killed by campus safety at UCLA in 2016. I’m nonetheless hurting and can by no means recover from the ache of shedding her, however I wish to provide help to throughout this time. You aren’t alone and it is very important attain out for help when your hurting.
How she was murdered
Kaylee Sawyer was attending a live performance on the College of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) when she was killed by a campus safety guard. In accordance with witnesses, the 23-year-old tried to cease a struggle and was then shot by an officer. One witness mentioned She had her arms out within the type of ‘Don’t shoot,’ and one other mentioned She tried to interrupt up the struggle, which is why she acquired shot.
This capturing isn’t an remoted occasion; quite, it’s consultant of a systemic situation that must be addressed. So long as society continues to worth individuals’s lives in a different way primarily based on their race or gender, this won’t be the final time we hear about these tragedies.
My feelings following her dying
My identify is Kaylee Sawyer and this message is to anybody whose been following my daughter Corianna Jennifer Simmons’ dying. It feels prefer it was simply final evening that I informed her I liked her and kissed her on the brow earlier than she went out with a buddy to a competition. Little did I do know, that will be the final time she mentioned I really like you. The telephone rang at 12:47 AM and woke me up from my slumber – it was Corianna’s buddy Haley who referred to as me crying hysterically and saying there had been an accident. I’ll always remember the sensation in my intestine as she talked extra about what occurred.
The small print across the homicide
In an try to enter the library at California Polytechnic State College-San Luis Obispo, Kaylee Sawyer was stopped by a campus safety guard. The college has launched few particulars on the incident, however it seems that there was a battle earlier than she was shot within the head and killed. Now, her mom is grieving. I don’t know what I can say to anyone apart from we’re all devastated, mentioned Heather Sawyers, Kaylee’s mom. She didn’t deserve this. Heather says her daughter needed to be a lawyer and had already been accepted into California Western Faculty of Legislation for Fall 2018—a dream she is going to by no means get to dwell out now.
It’s not proper, mentioned Heather of her daughter’s dying.
The response on campus
The information of Kaylee Sawyer, a 23-year-old lady killed by campus safety, has shocked the neighborhood. I simply heard about it and it breaks my coronary heart to listen to about this taking place, mentioned one scholar. It simply goes to indicate that we are able to’t at all times belief safety.
The capturing befell on Tuesday evening at 7pm within the car parking zone of the Pupil Union Constructing (SUB) on the UWF campus. Campus cops had been responding to a name about somebody leaping into their automobile once they discovered Sawyer sitting in her personal automobile with a gun in her lap. When she acquired out, the officers ordered her again inside and informed her to drop the gun which she refused to do. The officers shot her when she allegedly pointed the gun at them.
Our proper to be indignant
Phrases can’t describe the deep, seething anger I really feel for the younger lady, Kaylee Sawyer. I’m indignant that she misplaced her life in such a mindless approach, when all she was doing was leaving faculty to go examine after which come again dwelling. I’m indignant that she needed to know terror and worry earlier than dying. And worst of all, I’m indignant at myself for not being there for her in time – for by no means defending her from this and different trials.
We’ll hold combating till justice is served
I’m Kaylee Sawyer, the mom of the 23-year-old lady killed by campus safety. I’m penning this to let you know that we are going to hold combating till justice is served. My daughter Samantha had no legal file and was not on any checklist of individuals needed by the police. But she was shot and killed in entrance of her kids whereas working away from an officer who was chasing her. We’re struggling to grasp why our child woman needed to die simply because she ran from an individual with a gun. This has been one of the vital troublesome occasions of my life, however I’m robust for my different two kids who had been there when their sister died and for all my relations who’re hurting too.
Our mission in life now
Being a mom is my most dear position to meet in life and I do know my daughter has achieved her goal by changing into a baby of God. Now it’s my flip to assist the subsequent era of younger individuals turn out to be the superb adults that she was going to develop as much as be.
I’ve began a corporation referred to as The Kaylee Sawyer Basis with a mission assertion: Each little one deserves a superb schooling. The muse will financially sponsor scholarships for youth dwelling in low-income communities so they could proceed their educations uninterrupted in addition to give underprivileged kids monetary help for provides and clothes. These are simply among the ways in which we wish to make a distinction.