2012-09-22 10.45.35

SOS Team Captain and Board Member Hit by Crime

Here is yet another unfortunate crime story (from 4-28-13) story that explains why SOS is working so hard….we’re fighting for you Cliff!

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My Story: I have been a part of SOS since last year.  I head a committee looking at using lottery dollars to fund our local justice system.  I have committed time and resources to make this a viable option.  I see the problems that have arisen from a lack of criminal justice funding and decided to be a part of the solution.  Countless times I have read or heard victim’s heartfelt stories and knew something had to be done.  Never did I think I would land in their shoes.  Now I am a victim and here is my story:

Sunday morning my wife came to me and said she thinks we were broken into.  I went to the garage to find that to indeed be true.  Someone had crawled under our garage door and stole everything from our cars that were inside.  Purse, ID, wallet, cards, cash, handgun, ammunition, cologne, makeup, power adapters, backpack, flashlights, misc from the garage, and whatever we haven’t discovered yet all stolen while we slept.  Our garage is attached to our home and we live in what I thought was a good neighborhood.  To be violated like that is sickening.

My wife and I moved back to Grants Pass 18 years ago to raise a family because both of us had grown up here and thought the quality of life would be good for us and our children.  In the last 7 years we have seen a rapid decline in that quality.  From the O&C Tribe mentality to the Pitbulls & Pajamas fashion, we’ve seen a serious devolvement in our local society.  Entitlement arrogance at an incredible rate has kept the fire stoked.

We want the quality of life that we had growing up and what we moved back for.  We continue to fight and we encourage others to do so as well.

Let us keep fighting the good fight!

Cliff & Jennifer Thomason

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