Saturday, February 17, 2007

RANDY BURRIS




Randy Burris died a hero, saving the lives of a young mother and her baby, as Randy pushed Heather Carlson's baby carriage from the path of a car careening out of control. A resident of Clarke County Georgia, Randy was the father of three children and had struck up a conversation with Heather about her dog. The murderous car was driven by a drunk illegal alien, Ricardo Arriaga-Gutierrez, whose blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit even several hours after the accident. After running Randy Burris down, Arriaga-Gutierrez fled the scene, hid the car in another county and went to a party to establish an alibi. Midway into the case, the prosecutor requested that bail be revoked because of the flight risk to Mexico, and the judge complied. Arriaga-Gutierrez must serve at least 90 percent of his 15-year sentence for vehicular homicide under current state guidelines, plus three years for leaving the scene of the accident and driving without a license. He is legally required to be deported at the time of his release.

6 comments:

Greg said...

I went to high school with Randy. He was post-humously awarded the Carnegie Hero medal. Hopefully Sennior Ricardo Arriaga-Gutierrez will get his reward in prison before his release.

Anonymous said...

In Memory Of Randy Allen Burris
A true and faithful man who gave his life saving a woman and her child on February 19, 2007 in this location. God alone understands.

Anonymous said...

Randy Burris is direct descendant of Jacob Goode Burris, the brother of Confederate Veteran James E. Burris. Burris was eligible for membership of Sons of Confederate Veterans. Burris is of Celtic origin.

Anonymous said...

Randy Burris is a direct descendant of Matilda De Washington. He is the extremely distant cousin of the man with the highest rank in military history , General of the Armies, George Washington!

Anonymous said...

Randall Kent "Randy" Burris is the distant cousin of the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson and the cousin of the man with the highest rank in military history , General of the Armies, George Washington! He is also the 7th cousin four times removed of Moffat County resident, Owen Pence Dyar.

Anonymous said...

Randall Kent Burris's distant cousin Owen P. Dyar was a pallbearer to the funeral of John Irick, and believe it or not, John Irick is the distant cousin of Samuel Kent Irick, yet another hero!