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Old 09-18-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Beatrice Ann Dickey


Bea and Lawrence Dickey returned home last night from an evening out ... then Lawrence beat Bea to death with a baseball bat.

Their son was asleep on the couch, Lawrence woke him up and hugged him. He told the son "I love you, your mother is an angel and will get you through this."

Lawrence, a CPA, drove to the Plant City Police Dept and turned himself in, this is just weird to me!

Bea was executive director of the Office of Business Affairs for the Polk County Sheriff's Office.



Polk Sheriff's Office Administrator Killed in Plant City | TheLedger.com
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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What happened to DIVORCE? omg! Sick.Sad part is son heard the 3 thumps as the pos killed his mom!
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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OMG...this was in Florida

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Beatrice Ann Dickey


Bea and Lawrence Dickey returned home last night from an evening out ... then Lawrence beat Bea to death with a baseball bat.

Their son was asleep on the couch, Lawrence woke him up and hugged him. He told the son "I love you, your mother is an angel and will get you through this."

Lawrence, a CPA, drove to the Plant City Police Dept and turned himself in, this is just weird to me!

Bea was executive director of the Office of Business Affairs for the Polk County Sheriff's Office.



Polk Sheriff's Office Administrator Killed in Plant City | TheLedger.com
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Happens everyday, all across America and the world. No news here.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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Imagine if he had failed. She'd still be alive and dented all over.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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You know Phil306, I'm getting your point here. Yes, it does happen all over the world every day and 99.9999999% of them we never hear about. What makes some stories make it to the news? I get that.

However, when we DO hear about these stories, we are allowed to care. That's why these posts show up. Because people care. Because people have compassion.

I think some of us would off ourselves if we knew the true numbers because we probably couldn't handle it all...it's enough as it is, imagine if every single one of these was reported on the nightly news. There's not enough time in the day for just ONE crime genre. I get that, too.

But let us care. Let us have our compassion for the stories we do get to hear. The outrage means we are human and good ones for caring about people we don't know. Let us have that. Please.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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An online guest book had been created in her memory and people from Polk County to Ohio left their memories of Dickey and condolences for her family.

Let's hope nobody who didn't like the victim or finds humor in the murder goes on the site to exercise their freedom of speech.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Time for baseball bat control. Outlaw them!
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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You know Phil306, I'm getting your point here. Yes, it does happen all over the world every day and 99.9999999% of them we never hear about. What makes some stories make it to the news? I get that.

However, when we DO hear about these stories, we are allowed to care. That's why these posts show up. Because people care. Because people have compassion.

I think some of us would off ourselves if we knew the true numbers because we probably couldn't handle it all...it's enough as it is, imagine if every single one of these was reported on the nightly news. There's not enough time in the day for just ONE crime genre. I get that, too.

But let us care. Let us have our compassion for the stories we do get to hear. The outrage means we are human and good ones for caring about people we don't know. Let us have that. Please.
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The fact it happens everyday is sad. And the fact that most of us do not have the experience Phil has to see this firsthand does not make the rest of us ignorant.

Phil, you've argued this point on many True Crime threads, that this isn't "news", it "happens every day", the public is ignorant. I get that you have been there on the scene of some horrific crimes, and it's obviously had an impact on you. You seem very angry and hardened from your time, and it's sad to see that it has apparently taken away your sense of compassion (solely judging by the tone of your posts). We're not all cops, or EMTs, many of us will never have to go through anything like this, but we all have families and friends, and people we care about. We relate on that level - a very human level - and that's nothing to feel ashamed about.

This is a very sad story, and I feel for that little boy. His life is forever altered.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Another crazy person living in Florida why am I not surprised ? I swear what is going on with the violence against women ? I say we bbq the husbands who do this and then maybe only then ,will the men learn if I kill her , Im going to die !!! Get it through to them !!! Im so sick of the violence against women . Yes this little boy will now most likely grow up without a father and a mother . Father is no big loss as he is a POS but mother will be lost in little boys life forever . I hope this little boy has someone decent in his life such as an uncle , aunt or grandparents who will make sure he is raised right and without his POS father's influence . God bless that little boy .
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