The 2016 workplace murder of Ryan Birse and Thursday's workplace mass shooting in Collierville, TN

The following WVPI post from September 25, 2016 is self-explanatory:




RYAN'S STORY






The WVPI believes "Ryan's Story" is particularly compelling right now, in light of the mass shooting two days at a Kroger's grocery store in suburban Memphis -- the same state of Tennessee where Ryan graduated from trade school.


According to published reports, the active shooter at the Kroger's supermarket worked there as a vendor.


Ten of the 15 people shot by him were employees, doing what Ryan was when he was savagely shot dead in 2016: Working for a living.


The five remaining people shot by the perpetrator at Kroger's, one fatally, were doing what all of us routinely do: Shopping for groceries.


Olivia King, the lady murdered at Kroger's, was like Ryan's father Tim Birse and mother Karen Bischoff Rea: A proud parent. Ms. King is pictured below with one of her three sons, a member of the United States Air Force:


Photo Courtesy: Facebook




We all can and must play a role in proactively preventing this continuing tragedy called workplace violence.


Please watch the following 2016 video related to and inspired by "Ryan's Story"



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Related story:


"Ryan with the big smile on his face." https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ryan-big-smile-his-face-kathleen-m-bonczyk-esq-/



SOURCES:


https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/kroger-shooting-collierville-tennessee-gunman-identified-store-vendor/


https://www.wreg.com/news/local/shelby-county-tennessee-leaders-speak-out-after-deadly-mass-shooting-at-collierville-kroger/


https://www.actionnews5.com/2021/09/24/mother-killed-kroger-mass-shooting-remembered-kind-selfless/