Yet Another Security Guard Killed During Robbery !!!


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David
October 9, 2003, 04:24 PM
It has happened yet again -- a security guard killed in the line of duty (and in Florida no less)!

To those THR members in law enforcement and security, "let's be careful out there" and wear your vests!

From AP.org

Security guard killed in farmers market robbery

The Associated Press

LAUDERHILL, Fla. --
A 42-year-old security guard was killed and two employees of a farmers' market were injured during a robbery, sheriff's officials said Sunday. No arrests have been made.

Yonel Barthelemy died at the scene shortly after the Saturday night robbery, Broward County sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. Sheriff's investigators are seeking two suspects, she added.

Barthelemy, an employee of the Platinum Security Corporation, was guarding Stile's Farmers Market, which was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash.

The market owner's wife, Margaret Stile, and store manager Samuel Anselm were hospitalized after being pistol-whipped by the two suspects, Coleman-Wright said. Their conditions could not be determined Sunday.

No other employees or customers were injured.
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Grey54956
October 9, 2003, 04:48 PM
Hmmm... there wasn't full SWAT team here to intercept the BGs before they could cause any problems. Imagine that.

Notice that the gun-prohibitionists want to render the law-abiding defenseless, yet the police are unable to protect people from predators.

And what about the security guard. Didn't seem terribly secure, did he... I guess they may have gotten the drop on him, but still. A security guard is no guarantee of true security.

Ala Dan
October 9, 2003, 05:09 PM
So sad, sorry to hear this. Thought's and prayer's for the
family of the slain security officer.

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

DontShootMe
October 9, 2003, 05:39 PM
Notice that the gun-prohibitionists want to render the law-abiding defenseless, yet the police are unable to protect people from predators.

So true.

In fact, it's been proven in court that it's not the Police Departments job to protect individuals, just the general populace.

Standing Wolf
October 9, 2003, 07:29 PM
Barthelemy, an employee of the Platinum Security Corporation, was guarding Stile's Farmers Market, which was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash.

I'd guess his life was worth less than a couple hundred dollars to the killers. As far as I'm concerned, the killers' lives are worth about twelve dollars' worth of rope.

RustyHammer
October 9, 2003, 08:31 PM
Very sad news. A life lost over something so meaningless is truly sad. May peace be found in their hearts.

Mastrogiacomo
October 9, 2003, 08:44 PM
As someone that works security, I don't think any guard that has a Class A should be denied to right to carry on the job, even if only for their protection on the way home. Unarmed security jobs just make me feel like a sitting duck with no power to enforce policy or protect myself.

AUTIGER04
October 9, 2003, 09:46 PM
Thats why I carry any darn way.:mad: RIP to the fallen S/O.:(

Chipperman
October 9, 2003, 09:55 PM
"Notice that the gun-prohibitionists want to render the law-abiding defenseless, yet the police are unable to protect people from predators."

The problem is that the anti-gun crowd are sure that if they pass enough laws, eventually the criminals won't be able to get guns either. :banghead:

Grey54956
October 10, 2003, 10:44 AM
Guess that wworked for Britain... Hmmmm, wait a second, it didn't work there:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42786

gunsmith
October 11, 2003, 04:34 AM
if he was unarmed or not.
when I was an unarmed guard I carried anyway.
now I get paid to carry,but only on duty no CCW in SF CA

David
October 11, 2003, 12:44 PM
Here is another story on that security guard who was murdered on duty during a robbery.

We have to feel so sorry for the family for their terrible loss of a father and husband and a man just doing his job just trying to make a living.

Yes, it appears he was ARMED and was shot in the torso.

I wonder if he was wearing body armor or not?

From www.sun-sentinel.com:

Newly hired guard killed in robbery at Lauderhill store

By Vicky Agnew
Staff Writer
Posted October 6 2003

PLANTATION -- It was after midnight when Broward Sheriff's detectives showed up at Nativida Barthelemy's front door. They told her that her husband had been shot to death in a grocery store robbery.

"They said, `Ma'am, I'm sorry. They killed your husband,'" she recalled. Everything else was a blur.

Saturday was the second day on the job for security guard Yonel Barthelemy, 42, a father of three. He had been on duty for only a few hours at Stile's Farmers Market, at 5920 Oakland Park Blvd. in Lauderhill, when two gunmen arrived at 8 p.m. Barthelemy was shot during the robbery, and two other employees were hurt.

Investigators issued a "be on the lookout" alert for three armed men carrying a Tech-9 gun and heading toward Inverrary. No one had been arrested as of Sunday night.

Relatives and friends began gathering early in the day at the Barthelemys' home, where the couple lived with their daughters, ages 12, 8 and 3. Nativida Barthelemy wore a black dress and sat quietly in a chair in the family's darkened living room. She spoke softly and her eyes filled with tears as she described her husband, whom she met 20 years ago in Haiti.

"He's a good father, a good husband, a good provider, everything," she said as she twisted a small towel and dabbed at her eyes. She said she and her husband and oldest daughter left Haiti in 1994 and moved to Florida with her parents. Her husband, she said, was an only child and left his parents in Haiti. She was trying to reach them Sunday to tell them about the death of their son.

Yonel Barthelemy worked as a security guard with a few different companies since arriving in Florida. He carried a gun for work but never had been in a confrontation while on duty. It wasn't his style, his wife said.

"He was nice with everybody," she said. "He cared about everybody's problems."

Longtime family friend Gladis Murat said Barthelemy's death affected her as if she had lost her own husband.

"He was very calm. He was a very kind person," Murat said. "He was a very good man."

Darryl Jacobs, Barthelemy's boss at Platinum Security, said Barthelemy joined the company in late September but already was proving himself an ideal employee. Barthelemy also worked for an armored car company.

"He took his job very seriously," Jacobs said.

Nativida Barthelemy said her husband was passionate about just two things: his family and music. Of their girls, she said, "He loved them very much. He always wanted to go out and be with them."

She said her husband worked at least 60 hours a week, and more than one job, to provide for his family. He dreamed of returning to school to study air conditioning repair.

"I always had a roof over my head and food in my refrigerator," she said. "My husband has been working hard for that."

The robbers also pistol-whipped the store owner's wife, Margaret Stile, and store manager Samuel Anselm. Both were treated and released from area hospitals. Neither investigators nor store employees would discuss the robbery Sunday.

Nativida Barthelemy said she last saw her husband Saturday afternoon when she left the house to run an errand. When she returned, he'd already gone to work. One of their daughters spoke with him on his cell phone that afternoon to thank him for giving her money for new dresses, but when Nativida Barthelemy tried twice to reach him later that evening she got only his voicemail. She began to worry.

A few hours later, sheriff's deputies knocked on her door. One of her daughters overheard the conversation and dropped to the floor, crying out in grief.

"They took everything from me," Nativida Barthelemy said.

Staff Researchers Tracy Ahringer and Cindy Kent contributed to this report.

Vicky Agnew can be reached at vagnew@sun-sentinel.com or 954-385-7922.
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Andrew Rothman
October 11, 2003, 01:24 PM
Why can't newspapers EVER spell "Tek-9" correctly?

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