Jon U:  1975-2005

by The Good Reverend on June 21, 2005 · 0 comments

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I hate to digress from our normal fare of cool links, funny vids, et al retarded humor, but I think this deserves mention.  If you’ve been here awhile, you’ve seen us do posts on various celebrities that have passed away.  This time though, it’s not a celebrity that passed, but someone that was my highschool classmate, coworker, and friend.  And a hero.  Jon U died from the injuries sustained while trying to stop a crime.

On May 20th, Jon left work for his lunch break.  While stopping by Target, he witnessed a woman being robbed of her purse by a crackhead.. who coincidentally had just been let out of prison 8 days earlier after serving time for, you guessed it, stealing purses.  Well, Jon didn’t just sit idly by and let the thief go.  No, he chased him all the way to his car and dove in the driver’s side window after the purse.  The thief frantically sped off with Jon stuck in the window.  He didn’t get too far before running his car into the side wall of a nearby store, pinning Jon between car and building.  Jon appeared to be making a full recovery, but his internal injuries became infected and his body simply couldn’t fight it.  He passed away on June 8th. 

You can read more detailed accounts of the events here or here (better article, but free reg. req’d).

I wish every one of you could have known him.  He was truly a good, kind, humble man that made friends with everyone he encountered.  Why he has been taken from us while that piece-of-shit purse thief is allowed to exist, I’ll never understand.  Jon had just gotten married, had just bought a new house, and has a baby daughter on the way.  A fund has been set up to help the wife and unborn child that he leaves behind.  If you would like to donate, you can mail a check here:

Jonathan U Good Samaritan Fund

PO BOX 7368

Shawnee Mission, KS 66207

or, to make a donation via the PayPal fundraiser account set up by DJ Kenny Holland of 97.3 The Planet, please click on the button below:

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