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Saturday, February 27, 2010

[OR] The sad time came to let Vickie go

Victoria "Vickie" Schulmerich

Victoria Schulmerich, victim in Gresham shooting, succumbs to injuries
The Oregonian
By Rick Bella
February 25, 2010, 9:15PM
[Excerpts] A Gresham woman quietly lost her fight for life Thursday, nearly two weeks after she was gunned down by an off-duty sheriff's sergeant in a triple murder-suicide at a Gresham lounge. Victoria "Vickie" Schulmerich died at OHSU Hospital in Portland, where she had been in intensive care since Feb. 12. She was 53.  Her death was the fourth fatality from a shooting rampage at Gresham's M&M Lounge & Restaurant. Schulmerich's father in-law, Ferd Schulmerich of Gresham, said family members agonized over whether to take her off life support, even after learning she would not recover. Schulmerich had been shot in the head and remained in a coma. "Finally, when they heard they could harvest her organs and help others, they came to agree," Ferd Schulmerich said. "It's so sad. She has been in the family for 31 years. She was a great daughter in-law." She and her husband, Scott, married in 1979 and have three children. She worked as a teacher's assistant with the Multnomah Education Service District... "First, my condolences go out to her family," [Clackamas County Sheriff Craig] Roberts said. "I also have to say Jeff's actions are like a kick in the stomach to us in law enforcement. The sadness and grief and pain his actions caused so many people is difficult to put into words. "My thoughts and prayers continue to be with her family - and all the families in this." Grahn, a 15-year sheriff's office veteran, was investigated in April 2009 after sheriff's deputies received information of possible domestic abuse... Charlotte M. "Char" Grahn, 47, of Boring and Kathleen "Katie" Hoffmeister, 53, of Gresham died of gunshot wounds (also)...[Full article here]
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