BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Sunday night’s Safeway shooting on Bend’s Eastside resulted in tragedy, where three people were killed including the shooter. A Safeway employee, 66-year-old Donald Surrett Jr., was shot and killed in the rear of the store, in the produce section. Surrett is being hailed as a hero for trying to wrestle the gun away.
A GoFundMe page, created by Jerilynn Morra, said Don was a Veteran and his instincts kicked in trying to save others. He was shot and killed trying to subdue the young Gunman. The GoFundMe page has surpassed the $8,000 goal. It was set up to help Morra’s sister, Jacky Surrett, with funeral and living expenses. There have been nearly 900 donations and is almost at $42,000.
His ex-wife, Debora Jean Surrett, told NewsChannel 21 she was totally surprised that he passed–especially, the way he passed. But, she could see it– he was a combat engineer. He was a soldier, a disabled vet.
Kelsey McGee is meeting with close friends of Donald Surrett at VFW in Bend, to listen to their stories of knowing and remembering Surrett. Her report will be on NewsChannel 21 at Five.
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