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In Memory of the Tucson Tragedy Shooting Victims

Updated on May 21, 2013

Memorial for the Tucson Shooting Victims

On Saturday January 8, 2011, a gunman fired at a crowd of people gathering at a Congress on Your Corner event in Tucson, Arizona. Six people died and 13 others were wounded, including US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was holding the meeting in front of a Safeway grocery store.

The 2011 Tucson Shooting illustrates the uncertainty each day holds. Living life to the fullest and loving those we care about is important because things can change for the worse in an instant. This is my tribute to the victims who died in this tragic event.

Photo used under Creative Commons from Anamorphic Mike.

In Remembrance of the 2011 Tucson Tragedy
In Remembrance of the 2011 Tucson Tragedy

Tucson Shooting Victims - In Remembrance

Remembering Those Who Died in the Tucson Tragedy: January 8, 2011

The plaque pictured on the right is located at the Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona where the lives of six people were taken by a gunman on Saturday January 8, 2011. The names of those who died in the Tucson Tragedy are listed below. In addition to these six shooting victims, 13 others were injured in the Tucson Shooting incident.

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Christina-Taylor Green, age 9

In a January 9, 2011 article by Joseph Berger of The New York Times, Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina-Taylor Green reflects on her life by saying, '"She was an athlete, a good dancer, a good gymnast, a good swimmer. She belonged to Kids Helping Kids charity and tried to help children less fortunate."'

Dorothy Morris, age 76

In an abcNews article by Jessica Hopper and Emily Friedman, Dorothy Morris is remembered by Bonnie Royle (a best friend of Dorothy) who said, '"She cared about people and was very compassionate and loving."'

Judge John Roll, age 63

In a Los Angeles Times article by David Zucchino and Scott Gold, bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, Gerald F. Kicanas remembers Judge John Roll as, '"a very balanced person of great integrity."'

Phyllis Schneck, age 79

In a Los Angeles Times article by Maeve Reston, it is stated, "Schneck's friends remembered her as a kind and caring neighbor. She had run a women's club back in New Jersey and became an active member of her Presbyterian church in Tucson - often donating her handmade quilts and needlepoint projects to benefit area food banks and children's charities."

Dorwan Stoddard, age 76

Through Michael Shaffer's article in National Review, Dorwan Stoddard is remembered for the service he and his wife provided through a church group dedicated to helping the poor. In his article, Shaffer said, "The Stoddards helped care for sick church members and provided transportation for those who needed it."

Gabriel Zimmerman, age 30

As written in The Wall Street Journal, Gabe Zimmerman's mother, Emily Nottingham stated, "He loved his job working as a congressional aide because it allowed him to be involved in developing social policy while giving direct assistance to those who needed help, such as veterans and people with mental illness."

Remembering the Tucson Shooting Victims - Video Memorial of the Six Who Died in the Tucson Shooting

The following video was produced by Shane Richards, in remembrance of the six people who died in the 2011 Tucson Shooting.


  • Christina-Taylor Green
  • Dorothy Morris
  • Judge John Roll
  • Phyllis Schneck
  • Dorwan Stoddard
  • Gabe Zimmerman

Reflecting on the Tucson Shooting

Following the Tucson Shooting of January 8, 2011, people reflect on the event and share their stories about moving forward.

Healing from the Tucson Tragedy

How does one heal from a tragic event like the Tucson Shooting? Some who have endured loss from tragedy find healing by writing about their experience. The following books illustrate the issue of healing from the events of the Tucson Shooting as experienced by some of the individuals who were directly affected by the tragedy.

Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

Memorial Funds & Foundations in Remembrance of Tucson Shooting Victims

Several memorial funds and foundations have been created in the aftermath of the Tucson Shooting of January 8, 2011

Praying for Gabby Giffords at the Tucson Shooting Memorial

Tucson Shooting Memorial
Tucson Shooting Memorial

Photo used under Creative Commons by Anamorphic Mike.

Tucson Shooting - My Thoughts

The Tucson Tragedy, like many other horrific events, is a sad reminder of how quickly life can be taken away. When I go out in public, I usually don't wonder if I will be the victim of violence or witness the lives of others being destroyed. Yet, the shooting in Tucson is deeply personal because it is something that can happen anywhere and to anyone.

- Paul Franciskato

Thanks for Remembering the Tucson Shooting Victims

Here is a glimpse of visitors from around the world, as of February 5, 2012.

Your Reflections on the Tucson Tragedy

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      Paul Franciskato 

      6 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      @Nanciajohnson: Thank you for reading and sharing your kind words!

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      Nancy Johnson 

      6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Paul, thank you for caring so much to write a lens about this horrible tragedy. I live in Arizona now and this happened in "my backyard". Thank you and many blessings to you.


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