Victims of Arizona shooting, forgotten in the left’s rush to make Conservatives accessories to murder

Killed: U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, 63. The chief federal judge in Arizona lived nearby and stopped by to say hello to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was meeting with constituents. Roll was married with three children.

Killed: Christina-Taylor Green, 9, died at the hospital an hour after she was shot at the event. The third-grader already was an aspiring politician. Christina had just been elected to the student council at Mesa Verde Elementary School and had been interested in politics from a young age.

Killed: Dorwin Stoddard, 76.  When the shooting started Saturday, he dove to the ground, covering his wife Mavy, who was shot in the leg three times. The couple had been grade school sweethearts growing up in Tucson. After their respective spouses died, they independently moved back to retire, became reacquainted and fell in love all over again. Mavy Stoddard talked to her husband, who was shot in the head, for 10 minutes while he breathed heavily. Then he stopped breathing. He had two sons from his first marriage, and Mavy has three daughters.

Killed: Dorothy Morris, 76. Known to her friends as “Dot,” she was a homemaker and retired secretary who lived north of Tucson in Oro Valley, Ariz. Her husband, George, a former Marine and retired airline pilot, remains hospitalized after suffering two gunshot wounds. One of the couple’s daughters said George Morris tried to protect his wife of 50 years by throwing her to the ground and trying to get on top of her to shield her. The couple both grew up in Reno, Nev., and were high school sweethearts. They settled in Oro Valley around 1995.

Killed: Gabe Zimmerman, 30. The director of community outreach for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords handled thousands of issues raised by constituents out of the congresswoman’s offices in Tucson and Sierra Vista.  Co-workers say Zimmerman, who had a master’s degree in social work, cared passionately about helping people.  Zimmerman, who is survived by a brother, was engaged to be married.

Killed: Phyllis Schneck, 79. She and her husband spent their winters in Tucson and summers in their native Rutherford, N.J. Schneck, who continued to return to Tucson in the winters even after her husband died in 2007, was a homemaker who raised her two daughters and one son and had a talent for cooking. In retirement, Schneck kept herself occupied by volunteering at her church. Schneck is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Wounded: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 40. The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona was meeting with constituents at a Tucson Safeway when gunfire erupted on Saturday. Dr. Peter Rhee of the University of Arizona Medical Center said later that Giffords underwent surgery for a “through and through” gunshot wound to the head, meaning the bullet went through her brain and exited the other side of her head. He said she was in critical condition, but that he was “very optimistic” about her recovery.

Wounded: George Morris. The retired airline pilot remains in critical condition. His wife of more than 50 years, Dorothy Morris, was killed. One of the couple’s daughters said George Morris tried to protect his wife by throwing her to the ground and trying to get on top of her to shield her.

Wounded: Bill Badger, 74. Badger was one of several bystanders at the Giffords’ event who helped subdue the gunman after he started shooting. The retired Army colonel was grazed by a bullet to the back of his head. He was later treated and released from the hospital.

Wounded: Mavanell Stoddard, 75 was attending the Giffords event in Tucson with her husband when shooting erupted. According to a Washington Post report, she was shot several times in the leg, but was expected to recover.  Her husband Dorwin Stoddard was killed while trying to shield her from the barrage of bullets.

Wounded: Ron Barber, aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Barber is staff director for Rep. Giffords and was her campaign manager. According to Barber’s online journal, cited by the publication TPM.com, he had a six-hour surgery on Sunday, and would have further surgeries this week, but was expected to be moved out of the intensive care unit soon.  The Albequerque Journal, citing friends of the aide, reported that Barber had been shot in the leg and the mouth.

Wounded: Pamela Simon, a community outreach representative for Giffords was injured in the shooting. Details of her condition were not available, but reports said she was expected to recover. Simon has worked with Giffords since she came into office in 2007. Suspected shooter Jared Lee Loughner is accused of attempting to kill Simon, one of five charges filed.

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