As a small Oregon community is reeling from the fatal shooting of nine innocents at a school, family members want the world to know what their loved ones meant to them.
On Friday afternoon, Sheriff John Hanlin released the names of those who perished during Thursday’s massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. They are: LuceroAlcaraz of Roseburg, 19 years old.
Alcaraz’s sister wrote on Facebook of her pride in her sister’s academic accomplishments. Alcaraz received a full scholarship for college, her sister, Maria Leticia Alcaraz, wrote, and “made it into college honors.” Lucero Alcaraz would have become a “great pediatric nurse,” her sister wrote.
“I never got the chance to tell you how proud of you I was,” Maria Alcaraz wrote. “I ache so much right now.”
Quinn Glen Cooper of Roseburg, 18 years old. He had just graduated from high school last June. Described by his family as a “sweet, loving person,” he loved dancing, voice acting, and hanging out with his brother, Cody. “Our lives are shattered beyond repair,” Cooper’s family said. “No one should ever have to feel the pain we are feeling.”
Kim Saltmarsh Dietz of Roseburg, 59 years old.