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Thursday, April 8, 2010

[US][AZ] Jessie Alexander Smith Raponi slain in her ATF Agent husband's murder-suicide


...Police said three children ran from the home to a neighbor who is a police officer after they heard gunshots...


ATF AGENT APPARENTLY KILLS WIFE, SELF IN N. ARIZ.
The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
[Excerpts] Authorities say an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives apparently shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself at their home in Flagstaff. ATF special agent in charge Bill Newell said Tuesday that 37-year-old Daniel Raponi and his wife, 34-year-old Jessie Raponi, were found dead by Flagstaff police. Police said three children ran from the home to a neighbor who is a police officer [Sgt.] after they heard gunshots... [ATF special agent in charge Bill] Newell says the children were Jessie Raponi’s from a previous relationship. Daniel Raponi also leaves two young children from his previous marriage... [Full article here]

ATF AGENT KILLS WIFE, SELF
azdailysun.com
Larry Hendricks Assistant City Editor
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
[Excerpts] A Flagstaff-based agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shot and killed his wife, then turned a gun on himself Monday evening. Agent Daniel Raponi, 37, and his wife Jessie, 34, were found dead in their home... The investigation is a joint effort between the police department and ATF... [Full article here

PD: POLICE THINK HUSBAND KILLED WIFE, SELF
Fox 11 Tucson/Sierra
[Excerpt] ...The Flagstaff Police Department said it has no record of any prior history of domestic violence between 37-year-old Daniel Raponi and his wife, 34-year-old Jessie Raponi, nor any record of a response to their home for any form of call for service... [Full article here]
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77 comments:

  1. We are ATF.

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  2. Daniel raponi is lucky he killed himself....
    I would of ripped him apart....

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  4. I'm really disappointed that I couldn't find anything about Jessie. I looked and looked. There were a lot of articles but they all were short and they all said the same thing. Very controlled, disinterested reporting, like it's just something that happened.

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  5. Jessie was a good friend and I will miss her. I can't understand why she is gone and will probably never understand. She was married once before and lost her first husband to a brain tumor. She had a wonderful life and a great therapeutic massage business. And she was a natural beauty. Dan was a nice guy so it is equally hard to understand how problems got to this stage. I know it seems wierd for me to say this about him, but sometimes people just snap with no reason behind it. He was always very polite to me. They had marital problems but nothing that others don't have. It was a tragic mistake he made and I feel terrible that it had to happen this way. I will always cherish Jessie as a friend. We always laughed and enjoyed life. For Christmas two years ago she bought matching necklaces and I still wear mine. I hurt for the children and hope that someone is giving them alot of love right now. Don't blame, just pray for the children.

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  6. Thank you for sharing about Jessie and about what kind of person Daniel was.

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON RISE IN FLAGSTAFF
    azdailysun.com
    Larry Hendricks Assistant City Editor
    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    [Excerpts] Marital difficulties appear to be the reason an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shot and killed his wife and then himself. Although Daniel Raponi, 37, and wife Jessie, 34, were having marital troubles, Flagstaff police had never responded previously to the couple's home, said Lt. Ken Koch of the Flagstaff Police Department... Evidence at the scene suggests that Raponi shot his wife, then turned his weapon on himself... [Full article here]

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  7. Dan was my friend. He was my brother-in-law while married to my little sister. I can't begin to explain to anybody that could have possibly been going on in that room that would cause one of the gentelest and kindest people to snap and do something so horrible. I keep trying to understand what happened to Dan. It is so hard not to be mad at him. He had no right to take any life that night. But I hope that in time I will remember him for the great friend and brother he was. Now is the time to start healing the lives of 5 innocent children who lost their mother or father, and then go from there. - gph

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  8. Jessie was my cousin. She was a sweet girl with a big heart. I didn't know her husband. This was her third marriage. This is very tragic for our family. Her mother is absolutely devastated. Please pray for her children and family.....

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  9. Very sad news. My heart goes out to the children. Dan was a fine man. It is hard to understand what happened that caused such a tragedy. We will always remember "Pony."

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  10. Anybody that knew Dan--knows he was not a "drunk"...

    Freedom of speech is a basic right---but try to exercise that freedom with accuracy and fact, otherwise you sound uneducated!

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  11. I, too, was a friend of Dan and Jessie's. I met Jessie in massage school and always admired her for her strength and positivity. Dan was a genuinely good man and that makes this harder for me to grieve because I just cannot imagine what could have possibly happened to push him to commit this act of violence.

    Jessie was a rock for her family. She held those children together when her husband died. I am heartbroken and will miss her light. This is a tragedy of immeasurable proportions. I am holding those children in my heart. Jessie was such a shining example of strength and love...I can only assume those children have that inside them as well.

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  12. I already had a feeling about the drunk comment so I'll delete it.

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  13. Jessie and Dan were great friends and great people. It's easy to be angry with Dan for what he did. The act was horrible and selfish and has left a wound on many, many hearts. I am trying to remember him in the good times and cherish Jessie's memory. She was a light in my day, a woman who wasn't afraid to speak up, no matter what she always spoke her mind. I admired her for this as well as her loving nature toward friends and family. Jessie could always make me laugh. She could get me out of my shell like no one else. I cherish the times I had with her. Jessie, you are missed today and forever.

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  14. Dan was a long time friend, and a great guy. I can't imagine what happened that drove him to do what he did, and we will probably never know. I can only say the Dan I knew, was a great person, and a wonderful dad. It is truely tragic to all 5 children, and what they are left to deal with.

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  15. Services for Jesse will be held Saturday (4/10). 1pm at the elks lodge in flagstaff.

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  16. I, too, am saddened that I can not find more information on this other than the same repetitive news stories. I've known Jessie for many years and behind her smart, witty comments was a kind-hearted, beautiful, and strong woman who never quit. She did everything for her children. It is still hard to believe that Dan would be capable of this. I don't know what could've been so bad. I'm not angry, I'm sad and I feel terrible for the girls. I hope that everyone thinks before they make comments and assumptions. These are from people that obviously didn't know them.

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  17. I met Jessie in 1998. She was so kind and welcomed me into her life.She was a great listener. She had an amazing personality and lived by her convictions which were so admirable, caring for her children and her first husband who was battling and sadly lost his fight with cancer. I loved that she was such a bright light in so many peoples lives and that she always spoke out and stood by her opinions. I enjoyed her company so much. We did not see each other as much after I had my two kids but when we did see each other we could always pick up right where we left off and I will miss her company. I am so sad that her girls will have such a long hard road ahead of them. I just pray they have inherited some of her strength so they can make it through this and that they always know how much she loved them. She had many friends who would love her girls to know that they will be there to support them in any way that they can ,in honor of their Mother. I pray for everyone involved in this tragedy.

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  18. I never met Jessie but have a very wonderful person in my life who was a very good friend of hers. Who has told me so many great things about her and her children. The tragic end of her life has hurt my friend terribly.....therefore hurt me. I pray for her loving family and friends and hope they know that she will always be in their hearts and watching over them ( their Angel) -God Bless You All

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  19. Jessie was a decent person and Dan was pretty cool. Known Jessie since 1996 and Dan was her fourth marriage. Best qualities about her was her ability to be a mother to children be it her own, a nieghbors, or some kid playing with her children. She treated everyone of them like her own, a skill or blessing that she was born with. Just my opinion. Its not an ending she should have been handed. Godspeed Jessie. Dan I feel bad for but will remember the good times had.

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  20. I'm glad the last person who posted knew Jessie long enough to know Dan was indeed her fourth marriage. I have known Jessie since 1996 as well and it's nice to share memories with someone who has known her for just as long. I met Jessie when her boyfriend and mine were friends back "in the day". She was a young single mother of 20 years old and her oldest daughter was 3 years old. Now that I have a child of my own I reflect often at how much I admire her strength and grace while being a parent. She was a great mom and her pride and joy were her children, always and forever. Her personal relationships with men were her own and they were her business, however, she was a bright light in the lives of friends and family. Her gift of being a great mom I will always remember. And yes, I knew Dan and thought he was a cool guy. Never once did I ever feel uncomfortable around him. He seemed good for Jessie. He had a sense of humor too. And he and Jessie made some good homebrew. I love you Jessie and you were a good friend to me. You showed me what tough love was and I will take some valuable life lessons from you and carry on with my life with a piece of you in my life forever.

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  21. Jessie Raponi
    AZDailySun
    Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

    Jessie Smith Raponi, 34, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, in Flagstaff.

    Mrs. Raponi was born Jessie Alexander Feb. 7, 1976. She was a remarkable woman who was admired and loved by everyone whose life she touched. Her warmth, energy and family focus drew people to her throughout her life.

    Born while she was married as a young woman to Chris Harper, her daughter Kyla was the foundation of a loving family. Later while married to Kirk Smith, her daughters Kayla Smith and Madison Smith joined the circle. A few years after Mr. Smith's death, she married Daniel Raponi, and his children Isabella and Anthony Joseph were wrapped in her affection and care. An active family, the extended group enjoyed camping and four-wheeling.

    A lifetime resident of Flagstaff, she was known to many as a caring and professional massage therapist. But more knew her as a dedicated and loving wife and mother, and she was known by even more as a generous, warm and faithful sister, daughter and friend. She will be missed more than mere words can express by brothers Kenny and Kevin Alexander. Her family is grateful to the many, many neighbors and friends who have come together to support them at this unimaginably sad time.

    Mrs. Raponi is survived by the five children she loved so much; her extended and loving family; her father, Henry (Vicki) Alexander; her mother, Diana Alexander; her sister, Shelly Alexander; and her brothers, Larry Mullens, Russ Alexander and Daniel Alexander.

    She was preceded in death by husband Kirk Smith.

    A service will be today at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge BPOE No. 499, 2101 N. San Francisco St., in Flagstaff, to be followed by a brief graveside service at Citizens Cemetery, 1300 S. San Francisco St. An informal gathering at the Elks Lodge will follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@Lozanos-FlagstaffMortuary.com .

    Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary is handling arrangements.

    Posted in Obituaries on Saturday, April 10, 2010 4:00 am Updated: 10:09 pm.

    http://azdailysun.com/news/local/obituaries/article_11c16704-ca4f-5803-8e94-443e68493695.html

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  22. I grew up with Dan. Truly horrifying and I can only hope they both have peace now and that the kids can strive for their own levels of peace in the future and long road ahead.

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  23. If you want to know more about Jessie's life reach out to her family - stop by and give her mom a word of confort (that would please Jessie)!
    gs

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  24. I would love to visit with Jessie's mother or help anyway I can. Please contact me at emac002@gmail.com and let me know what I can do. Thanks.

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  25. Lets call it as it was Dan took what was not his by murdering Jessie...Selfish Jerk

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  26. our family's lost two incredible people. We are all very sad. The loss is devestating. Jessie I admired you, looked up to you, wanted to know "how do you do it all". Keep watching over your children, friends and family from beyond. Lots of love.
    Dan, you are so special. Loved and respected, so fun to be around. I will miss you deeply. I don't know how anything will be without you as a part of it. Keep watch over the kids, your friend, and of course family from beyond. Lots of love

    Although we will never understand what happened, these two incredible people are greatly missed. it is not for us to understand. God knows from the minute you are born the day you will pass on and come to live with the father. take comfort friends, you will see Jessie and Dan again, when God comes to tell you your short time on earth is over.

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  27. It's murder and it's disgusting to steal someone else's life. Stop sugar coating it and blessing it with God's ok. It's selfish and evil.

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  28. Dan was my colleague and friend. Prior to this incident, I knew him to be a naturally reserved person, lacking tendencies to speak harshly or act aggressively. Dan was known to listen more than he spoke – except perhaps to utter a witty off-the-cuff comment from time to time. He was at least seemingly an uncomplicated man. Truly, there are important pieces to this puzzle that are missing.

    I was privileged to have met Jesse a couple of years ago when she and Dan attended a party at my home. They were pleasant guests, and their fondness for one another was apparent. I was not fortunate enough to have really known Jesse – largely because of the miles that separate our towns. Still, my lasting impression is that Jesse's aesthetic beauty was superseded only by her good-natured, good-hearted, and sweet manner. If only it was within our power to turn back the hands of time and reverse the tragic sequence of events that so senselessly claimed both of their young lives and ruined two families.

    Dan, I don’t understand what took possession of your senses that horrifying night, but those who knew you feel the heaviness of regret, shame, and sorrow that rains down from your sole. This rash and disastrous mistake was not indicative of your life – and so I refuse to define you by it.

    Flights of angels and ministers of grace defend your families in the days and years ahead.

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  29. Dan I share a best friend. Ive known him for about 10 years and Jessie for about three. She was a natural friendly person. We had some good times in flag with our families together. Dan was very witty and fun to be around. I would frisk him for mires when ever he'd stop by in phx to see his kids that he loved and talked about so much. I too lost a brother to violence so it is very troubling. I pray for the two families because we may never find out the truth behind all this. But as humans it is our job to forgive like God has forgiven us on many occasions. This will indeed be the hardest thing the two families have to cope with. Nothing will ever be the same. My prayers are with all you who feel this loss. God bless

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  30. I know it is none of any of our business - but it is human nature to wonder about what went wrong. Why this happened to a seeming great couple that had it all? I can't stop thinking about it. There has been nothing in the news to even shed light except for rumored "marital trouble". What couple does not have marital trouble and go through good times and bad times, like we all have to work through...or go our separate ways. Nothing justifies ripping apart the lives of those 5 innocent kids. Those poor kids. My heart just aches for them. I too believe that it is not for us to judge but to forgive...I'm just trying to wrap my mind around this tradegy and again, wonder why why why. I will keep praying for everyone but most especially for the kids. Little angels.

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  31. People are so forgiving of domestic murder that a man going through a hard time who contemplates murder suicide can almost guarantee that people will embrace his decision with acceptance.

    SUICIDE is sad, but it's unspeakably abhorrent to steal someone else's life and unimaginably selfish to steal a parent who wants to live - to love her children and take care of them.

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  32. We can all talk about the marital issues that everyone has however his job should be help accoutable!!!! They knew Dan was troubled and that he stepped over the line with work. He should have been pulled from his job. Instead they waited it out. Wow that worked out well for Jessie and her family...............

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  33. Jessie was an amazing person, mom and friend --- did not know much about Dan - but I know that Jessie did everything to make a family work - she was dedicated and I am so very sad to see such an amazing person who impacted so many lives for the good - be taken. Don't know the details about home life - and I do not know if that would matter......she is still gone, however maybe this would bring some sort of answer to what went wrong. I pray for those innocent kids, no one should ever have to go through the horrific circumstances they are having to deal with, as well as her family and close friends. Her life here was short but she sure did make a huge impact on so many lives - We All love you Jessie and will miss you so very much.

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  34. For those of us that were family too these to
    great people it is very hard to imagine. We are grieving both of then. These kids are our highest priority now. But I wonder what could have caused this to happen, could be have seen it and helped in some way. We are all suffering tremdous pain and a vast hole has been created in our family for ever. God's peace is what we pray for now.

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  35. What an uneducated comment that... "They knew Dan was troubled and that he stepped over the line with work."

    Hopefully the ATF is tapping your phones and following you around---there are "zero" facts that show Dan was troubled or stepped over the line. You sound uninformed---but---keep trying to pretend you know something!

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  36. (Who could know with certainty that Dan NEVER EVER EVER stepped over the line?)

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  37. last comment should be removed, Dan's boss would have known and who are you to speculate. STOP. Let the family and friends grieve without adding your spin. They were both very nice people. You don't need to destroy what we knew while they were here. I know there are pieces of the puzzle that are missing and there must be a good reason why. I also have friends that have family members who have committed suicide and the case was not closed as quickly as this one. Not for me to judge, Not for me to know the details...just know the world sucks with out Jessie and Dan.

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  38. I should remove the comment why? A murder has taken place and someone asked a question - and evoked an answer.

    This is not a guest book of condolences. People have different feelings about Jessie's murder and Dan's suicide.

    I do have limits of what can be posted here, but differences of opinion and questions are allowed.

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  39. These five kids will be able to google their parent's names someday and they will see crazy untruths such as "drunk" and "stepped over the line" and "the ATF is to blame"--this will only fuel long term--unhealthy anger for these kids. If you need to vent---call a friend, minister or psychiatrist---not vent on this! You could be family--as I am, but you obviously were not the closest to Dan and Jess because your words are far from being informed and factual. Think before you speak---who knows how long this site will be preserved. These kids deserve more than that!

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  40. THE ATF ASSOCIATION (ATFA)
    Donations for the Raponi Family

    [Excerpts] The ATF family is saddened by the loss of Special Agent Daniel Raponi and his wife Jessie (Smith) Raponi. The ATF Association (ATFA) has permission from the mother of SA Raponi’s biological children to accept donations for a college fund on behalf of the two children... Donations will be accepted until June 15, 2010. If donations are still being received on that date, we may extend the donation period... [Full article here]

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  41. The truth will set you free (yes even you) lets not get into a pissing match who was closest to Jessie (but rest asured it was not you family or not) As for the kids reading the blogs...............Jessie's 3 kids were in the house that night they don't have to read it in a blog they lived it!

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  42. does anyone know what the ATF is doing on behalf of jessies children?

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  43. Thank you - for the above message regarding Jessies children and the ATF - They too - are a part of this and deserve to be acknowledged.

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  44. I did not know Jessie but I wish I had. She sounds like the perfect friend. good wife and doting mother. I did not know Daniel either but it is apalling that there are those who speak of
    unkind words at this time when they should be letting family and friends mourn their losses. The fact is, no one knows what may have happened or what drove Daniel to perpetrate this awful event. I do know Jessie's father and his wife, Henry and Vicki Alexander, and we send our deepest sympathy to them as well as the other family members. Let The Lord Our Saviour make the judgements and put your time to better use. God Bless the families.

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  45. fund raiser today, Sunday 25th at 3:00 in Flagsgtaff at the Orphenm theater for all the kids

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  46. FYI on the concern for Dan's boss he did know. If you think i am lacking information can you say cricket!!! As far as the hope for ATF keeping tabs on who's writing what I welcome it..

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  47. People just love to tell other people what to do. and pull everything out of the hat to get others to comply. Ignore it.

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  48. i to know this is no hat trick, but it hardly matter does it - Jessie is gone - the two little ones have no mom or dad, but thanks to a wonderful uncle, he will try to fill the void with the help of a great family jessie and Kurt Smith have. so believe what you wlll true not true she is still gone and no one can change that uh

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  49. TO ALL THE BELIVERS - IF YOU COULD SEE WHERE I HAVE GONE, THE BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE. AND HOW IF FEELS TO KNOW YOU'RE HOME TO SEE THE SAVIOR'S FACE. TO WAKE IN PEACE AND KNOW NO FEAR, JUST JOY BEYOND COMPARE. WHILE STILL ON EARTH YOU MISS ME...YET, YOU WOULDN'T WANT ME THERE. IF YOU COULD SEE WHERE I HAVE GONE.

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  50. well said!

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  51. AnonymousMay 01, 2010

    I think it is absolutely horrible that the ATF Association is so willing to start a scholarship fund for only his biological children but totally disregard the victim's (Jessie's) children. It is such a tragedy for all the children involved but now at least a couple of her children are left without a surviving parent AT ALL. What happens when they want to go to college? Shame on the ATF!!!

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  52. Is there any indication that the ATF knew of problems?

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  53. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    You bet they knew - but will we ever know I doubt it -

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  54. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    we do know AFT knew but they can always do a cover up as they have done!!!!!!can you say Cricket!!!! again yes his supervisor knew!!!!!!!!!!Once again it is always poltics and how sad for the most wonderful person in the world that took the world on and rocked it like no one else could Jessie is my ALL STAR love her

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  55. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    SHAME ON THE ATF THEY KNEW HE STEPPED OVER THE LINE!!!! AND DID NOTHING..EVEN DAN'S BUDDIES KNEW HE DID WHO STEPPED UP NOT HIS BOSS THAT IS FOR SURE..WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO HIM MYSELF........................

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  56. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    DONT BE SAD I AM GONE BE HAPPY I WAS IN YOUR LIFE (JESSIE) XOXOXOXOX

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  57. AnonymousMay 02, 2010

    I miss you everyday Jessie. You know your girls are loved and will be taken care of. We are here for them and will make sure they feel and know that. They are strong, wonderful people because of you. I know you are and will be proud of their strength and success today and forever.

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  58. AnonymousMay 03, 2010

    Good grief...a couple of you sound so ridiculous---can you say..."cricket"

    You must be the wife of the detective---ha! like Dan would have discussed his cases with you---friends or even serious details with his wife! He had been doing this job for a very long time---way before he went to Flagstaff-many of us are laughing at your "gossip" - "want to be important like personality"

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha---the Jessie that we knew would not be impressed with your lack of class!

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  59. AnonymousMay 04, 2010

    The "lack of class" was that last message.

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  60. AnonymousMay 04, 2010

    Not trying to have a contest with you. Oh wait because it is not about you. You obviously do not know the signifigance of the name Cricket or you would not be responding. This is for the ATF and them being in the wrong. They knew all the wrong that was happening. To bad they did not stop the crap that was happening sooner. Jessie would want the truth exposed. Why would anyone not want the truth!! If you had the information that is out there.........

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  61. AnonymousMay 04, 2010

    Excellent question---Behind the Wall!
    "Is there any indication that the ATF knew of problems?"

    Ridiculous--uneducated--uninformed response---again!
    "You bet they knew - but will we ever know I doubt it -"
    You sound a little confused---ha!

    FACTS:
    The ATF sent many agents to Arizona to investigate this case---it is still ongoing.

    A few of us in the family are being informed---that would NOT be you---the storytellers! Sorry!

    None of the reports---findings---discoveries---toxicology report have been released---but...soon!

    The storytellers received bits and pieces as the investigation has been underway. And...you can tell they have spun most of this because it makes people feel important!

    We are very aware of who Cricket is...way before the storytellers!

    Ahhh---now you want to care---get the TRUTH out---maybe you should feel GUILTY and take OWNERSHIP that you were neighbors and oh BEST friends and could have prevented this with all of your knowledge!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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  62. AnonymousMay 04, 2010

    Jess's three kids had trust funds set up from her previous husband's death, for college.

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  63. AnonymousMay 05, 2010

    You people are crazy!

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  64. AnonymousMay 05, 2010

    Yes, we are all crazy sh************* who wouldn't be

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  65. AnonymousMay 06, 2010

    College funds - we never have to much money set a side for college do we?

    well isn't thAt great that Jessie's deceased husband had the forsight to set up college funds
    and SHAME ON ATF for EXCLUDING the 3 girls

    I think Jessie's deceased husbands, freinds, co-works and family put on a fund raiser and included all the kids Is that right?

    Maybe someone really close to the family can answer that.

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  66. AnonymousMay 06, 2010

    hahaha - don't start accusing neighbors and friends, you know what, Dan was real good at his job and maybe it carried over to his personal life - get what I mean!!

    It would really surprise me if you were from Jessie's family accusing her neighbors and friends, which you don't even know.

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  67. To the person who tried to comment - the game is over and this is not the place to play it.

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  68. AnonymousMay 25, 2010

    Q: Jessie's deceased husband's friends, co-works and family put on a fund raiser and included all the kids Is that right?

    Maybe someone really close to the family can answer that.

    A: Yes I can. A fund raiser was had by friends and family of Jessie's and her deceased husband. For all FIVE kids.

    Yes the ATF has had trust funds set up for two of the kids and not Jessie's, for school. It is sad that they didn't do any thing for the other three kids. Jessie's trust included all five kids.

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  69. still thinking of you kid (Jessie)

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  70. "...A lifetime resident of Flagstaff, she was known to many as a caring and professional massage therapist. But more knew her as a dedicated and loving wife and mother, and she was known by even more as a generous, warm and faithful sister, daughter and friend. She will be missed more than mere words can express by brothers Kenny and Kevin Alexander. Her family is grateful to the many, many neighbors and friends who have come together to support them at this unimaginably sad time..."
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50906951

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  71. Met Jessie when she worked as a wise-crackin fun-loving barthender @ Bun Huggers and stayed friends with her for a few years and was able to see her success in her massage therapy business in downtown Flag. I graduated college and left Flag and only talked to her a handfull of times after I left in '06 but just found out about her fate on c-mas eve, 3 days ago and was deeply hurt and absolutley speechless.
    I live in Phoenix now but always thought everytime I went to Flag I may see Jessie @ Brews and Cues or Granny's and she'd have some hilarious smart ass comment for me even though I hadn't seen her in years and we could shoot the shit and pick up right where we left off. My thoughts are with Madison and Kayla and her other daughter she adopted from Kirk (sorry, dont remember her name!) and all they have had to endure. I hope you three can get through this and know how strong and great of a woman your mother was and somehow use her as an inspiration in your lives going forward. From all your multitudes of friends in Flag and around the world Jessie, the town of Flagstaff, and our lives, will never be the same without you. Rest In Peace my good friend. My next batch of homebrew will be for you!

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  72. Nobody has any idea how much money Jessie
    s kids have set aside, especially the ATF

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  73. thinking of you today

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  74. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Jessie and Dan, even a year later. It will always be a horrible tradegy no matter who knew what. The kids seem to be doing ok although you never know what they are hiding underneath. I do know they are all very loved and will never be alone in this world. There is no replacing the parents they lost but everyone around them is doing the best to show them the love they deserve every day. May God bless the children and their families.

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  75. Love saves the day!

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  76. AnonymousMay 31, 2014

    I am the bestfriend/sister of her daughter that is the youngest MS (initials) and I know the whole thing.....Madison is the sweetest girl I know she has the biggest heart in fact I just hung out with her today she is still alive and well

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  77. AnonymousMay 26, 2015

    5 years and I still miss my brother.... Love you both!

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