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Shannon Daniel

In memory of Robert Dyer

I met Robert after my husband and I decided to get a divorce. Rob was smart, funny, charismatic and outgoing. He started staying with my children and me when my estranged husband started stalking me and threatening me and anyone that came to my home.

On October 6, 2014, Robert’s life was cut short by my mentally ill and abusive estranged husband.

Rob has two beautiful children that will forever be missing their father. He has family and friends whose lives are forever altered by this senseless act of violence. When asked what could have prevented this tragedy from happening, the first thing that comes to mind is that Ohio does not have Red Flag Laws or universal background checks. Either of these would have been enough to stop the purchase of the gun used that morning.

Rob was able to make every day fun, every outing an adventure, every meal a feast. The world needs more people like Rob. People who love with their whole heart. People who smile with their eyes. People who make sure you know you are important to them and that let you know you are loved. I miss him.

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