Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beyond the Call of Duty: Tennesee Vet Killed by Hit and Run Driver After Rushing to Aid of Injured Dogs

Dr. Kathryn Gilpatric of Fountain City, Tennessee passed away Friday morning after being struck by a hit and run driver. Gilpatric died in the line of duty after rushing to the aid of two neighborhood dogs that had been hit by a car. While police scrambled to reroute traffic around the accident scene, Gilpatric was struck and killed by an Isuzu Amigo that immediately fled the scene. The dog she was treating later died from injuries sustained, but the Animal Emergency Critical Care Center at 10213 Kingston Pike in Knoxville TN is accepting donations for the Rosey Fund, established to raise money to pay for veterinary care for the second dog involved in the accident.




Police are asking locals to keep an eye out for a dark Isuzu Amigo with a removable soft top and damage to the left front corner. Witnesses are asked to call the Knoxville Police Department Tip Line at (865) 215-7212.


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30 comments:

  1. Good grief! What is wrong with people?

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  2. I'm sick with disgust at the actions which some humans are capable. thank goodness, others of the human race will step up and make a difference!

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  3. That is so sad. Speeding and hit & run. Sure hope that driver is caught soon and gets an encyclopedia thrown at him or her.

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  4. Oh, that is so sad, we hope the driver is found and held accountable for his/her actions.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  5. What a pathetic excuse for a human being... hope the hit and run driver gets what he deserves.

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  6. Anonymous12:39 PM

    What a tragic senseless loss. I hope they catch the guilty person and that they are put away for a long time so they can do no more harm to anyone else.

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  7. That person needs to own up to what they did. This is really sad.

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  8. We all has leaky eyes - for the woofie that was killed, for the bean that was killed and acuz we jus dun understand why hoomans are dat cruel!

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  9. w00fs, peoples are in to big a hurry now...only thing me can say, she left this world doing what she loved to do...taking care of the hurt and injured..

    b safe,
    ~rocky~

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  10. I just don't get it......I never will...without being melodramatic, the only word that I can think of...evil.

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  11. How sad! Some hoomans have no scruples whatsoever.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  12. Nigel,

    What a sad story. What about the officer's family? Do they need help too?

    Sad wirey woofs,

    Jake and Just Harry

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  13. That was truly a tragedy. What a lovely woman she must have been to rush out to save the hurt dog. Just makes me so sad. Sometimes, things just don't make sense.

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  14. What a tragedy!! I only hope that something good comes out of this. I see too many people not paying attention while driving and in way too much of a hurry. But for someone to just leave the scene that is just barbaric and completely immoral!

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  15. Indeed this is truly a tragedy. Sad in so many ways.

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  16. Isuzu... Amigo?? Amigos don't do that!
    I am so sad to know about that.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  17. I second Tank's sentiments exactly!

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  18. So sad for all involved. Hopefully there is a silver lining in this dark cloud and the person who drove from the scene will be caught.

    Chester's Mom

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  19. Too sad to comment but thanks for sharing this...

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  20. Oh my goodness...so sad...momma is saying bad words again
    Benny & Lily

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  21. Very angry! Not only is the idea of a "hit and run" despicable, I just don't want to know this could happen to a good samaritan, a life saver. I wish I could go sniff that car out
    Twinkie

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  22. What a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Kathryn Gilpatric's Family and the family of the two dogs that were hit.

    Josie, Izzy, and Anakin

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  23. Keep us updated - I'm sure the person will be caught. Very sad. Some people suck.

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  24. Such sad news.
    Some people can be so careless. :(

    Love, Bella.

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  25. Just too sad for words. :(

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  26. How awful - this must be what drives our humans to seek out peace in remote places! Sometimes the world is too much with too many bad things happening.
    xxx

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  27. Such sad news. My mom has tears in her eyes right now. :( Prayers, woofs and licks for Dr. Gilpatric's family and friends.

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  28. I hope they catch the driver of the Isuzu. Dirtbag.

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  29. Humans are stupid. This SOB deserves everything they get. This kinda crap just pisses me off

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  30. Just an FYI that the drives has been arrested according to this article:
    http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Breaking+News/Driver-who-struck-and-killed-veterinarian-arrested/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/666314?contextCategoryId=378&ref=25

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