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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

[TX] Deputy Henry Legg and wife Kathy Lynn die in accidental home fire

Deputy, wife found dead in burned mobile home
Houston Chronicle
By CINDY HORSWELL
May 23, 2008
A veteran Harris County sheriff's deputy and his wife were found dead Thursday morning in their burned Liberty County mobile home, having crawled to within a few feet of the back door, officials said. While officials would not release their names pending notification of relatives, records show the address is listed to Henry Roger Legg, 57, and Kathy Lynn Legg, 59. A preliminary investigation found no foul play in the fire that turned the couple's home in the Knights Forest subdivision near Hardin into an inferno. Arson investigator Kenny Dagle said the blaze appeared to be accidental and was caused by an electrical wiring problem... [Full article here]
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4 comments:

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    rogerk wrote:
    Knowing this deputy for many years, I have had the pleasure to work with him on the job and off. Both he and his wife were fine, caring individuals. He donated his off-duty time and his own money at times to talk to kids and community organizations about the dangers of using illegal drugs and ways to prevent crime. I believe he was at one time, heavily involved with the D.A.R.E. programs. As far as the Chronicle including information about the accident he was involved in several years ago, just consider it " par for the course " from a media organization that never misses a chance to place a law enforcement officer or organization in a negative light. They will tell you " The public has a right to know " when the bottom line is, it simply sells newspapers.
    5/23/2008 5:51 PM CDT

    Rosie77 wrote:
    I am proud to say I knew or know Roger, he is a man who worked 16 hr shifts to help other officers who needed off, holidays for people with families.He retired from the US Navy, after 20 years. He fought in 2 wars and loved his country.He took care of his wife who was in ill health.He loved his job and was proud to be a Officer. The only reason you would say he lived off your tax payers dollars is because maybe you were in their hotel.If you knew him you were blessed, if not you lost out on a wonderful oppurtunity.If this is true, Goodbye my friend, you will be truly missed...See you on the other side.....
    5/23/2008 9:23 PM CDT

    lalacox wrote:
    As a member of Roger and Kathy's family, I'd like to thank all of you who have expressed your sympathies. Needless to say, it has come as a terrible shock to lose them, especially in such a horrible way. Fortunately, we have other family members in law enforcement in Fort Bend and Matagorda counties so we got the news just before reading it in the Chronicle. If it hadn't been for that fact, we could have been "unofficially notified" through this newspaper.
    Cruel and painful best describe this article. Roger struggled with the event of five years ago. He went to great lengths to keep this from his elderly mother. For the Chronicle to dredge this accident up is wrong on many levels but mainly because it did not define Roger's life. Couldn't you have found something, ANYTHING, positive to end your story with, Ms. Horswell? Roger and Kathy were good, kind, caring, hard-working people. Surely you could have waited to speak to a relative, co-worker or neighbor for your article to have better and more accurate substance. Please learn from this and improve your reporting style and skill.
    Thank you all for your prayers and wishes for the family.
    5/23/2008 10:24 PM CDT

    harwell wrote:
    JUST TO LET EVERY ONE KNOW-IT WAS NOT A MOBLE HOME,IT WAS A REAL HOUSE...
    I HELPED BUILD IT , THAT JUST TELLS YOU THAT THESE PEOPLE SPEND MORE TIME THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED 5 YEARS AGO AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS TRAGIC END TO TWO WONDERFULL PEOPLE!!!!!! I THINK SOMEONE NEEDS A NEW HOBBIE-HOW ABOUT TRYING TO SAVE LIFES LIKE THIS DEPUTY DID....
    5/24/2008 10:33 PM CDT

    Crimedog wrote:
    I hired on with Roger. Worked with him for many years. He was a hard worker who had a passion for helping others. I was saddened to hear this news. Then I read this story, and I was even more saddened that the Chronicle first released their names, then brought up the tragic accident from several years back.
    I'll be writing the Chronicle, someone with some authority, about this senseless, tasteless attempt at journalism. I hope more will do the same.
    God speed Roger, you and Kathy both. Thank you for your service and it was a pleasure working with you brother.
    5/25/2008 7:21 PM CDT

    lalacox wrote:
    At this time, I understand there will be a service for Roger and Kathy at Allison Funeral Home (in Liberty?)on Friday, May 30th. We also want to have a graveside service for the family and friends that can't get to the funeral. They will be buried with Roger's parents and sister in Blessing, TX. Roger and Kathy were obviously well-liked and respected by you, their neighbors and co-workers. We are comforted by the comments you are leaving here. Thank you.
    5/25/2008 11:44 PM CDT

    flowergirl19 wrote:
    I am Roger's sister and I want to thank so many of you for your lovely tributes to Roger and to Kathy. Also know that each and every prayer has been felt. This has been a very trying time for our families and it will take some time to get back to living--though never again quite back to normal. We still have some difficult days ahead and we covet your prayers as we try to find our way. Thank you again and God bless you all.
    5/26/2008 4:04 AM CDT

    http://www.chron.com/disp/commnts.mpl/metropolitan/5797196.html?plckCurrentPage=5

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  2. AnonymousJune 01, 2008

    Legg

    H. Roger Legg Jr. and Kathy Lynn Legg died suddenly in a house fire Thursday, May 22, 2008. Roger was born September 5, 1951 in Bay City, TX to Henry Roger Legg Sr. and Lettie Legg. Kathy was born November 8, 1950 in Beckley, WV, to Mack and Rita Dial.

    Roger worked as a Sheriffs Deputy for Harris County. Kathy retired from Forest Park Lawndale as an Administrative assistant.

    His grandparents, parents, and one sister precede Roger in death.

    Roger is survived by three stepsisters, Joann Crow, Valerie Ryman and husband Johnny, Sue Crow, and a host of friends.

    Kathy is survived by her loving mother Rita Ulshaser and stepfather Frederick, half brother, Fredrick Ulshaser Jr. and a host of friends.

    Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2008 at Forest Park Lawndale funeral home. A celebration of life will be 10:00 AM Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Forest Park Lawndale with Chaplin’s Lary Porter and Don Savell officiating. Interments follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX.

    In lieu of flowers the family is asking donation to Beat the Heat Inc. Attn: Lt. Tom Brown, President, P.O. Box 23, Waskom, TX 75692.

    http://www.i-dineout.com/obituaries2.html

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  3. AnonymousJune 04, 2008

    Now I know the worst has happened. I will truly miss my friend, so how the hurt softens knowing they are together, for enterity..Rest in peace Roger, you will be missed every day...I hope they have rock in roll in heaven....

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  4. roger was my boss he made me McGRUFF the CRIME DOG i worked with him 7 years, he was PRESIDENT of BEAT the HEAT inc. gulf coast div. and a very good friend, WORLD RECORD holder in his class for racing his motorcycle, with BEAT the HEAT. i need help. Roger is the one person i could of turned to to get it. been out of state working, did not know you were gone. see ya later

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