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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Mr Twisted, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Mr Twisted

    Mr Twisted

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    Major Bummer

    Sad news of the passing of Dave Erickson. Dave has shot with the SSA since we started at Norco and more than his share of GSSF matchs all over the country. Big,Tall,great natured,Swede of a man; a mountain sized man (the kind you look to hide behind in a bar fight), will be remembered and missed by the shooting community.

    I don't thing I've ever met a nicer Glock shooting sheriff; the10mm was caliber of choice and he shot it better than anyone I know. Dave was very young, I guess in his mid 30's and in good shape. Gives me pause. The good do die young.

    He was found in bed by his girlfriend Erica Smith, also a SSA shooter and Law enforcement officier.

    More details will be posted as I get them.

    Ron Jung ( Mr Twisted)
    Ceo/founder
    Shooting Sports Alliance
    Norco Ca
     
  2. DEJ/FL

    DEJ/FL Millennium Member

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    My condolences to his family, his fellow officers and to Erica.

    Dan
     

  3. Clem

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    Ditto what Dan said. Never met Dave, but I saw videos of him shooting. Awesome shooter, and from what you said about him, an awesome person, too. Sorry to hear this news. Tony & Donna.
     
  4. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    My condolences to his family, his fellow officers and to Erica.
    I never met the gentleman but you have described a wonderful individual.
     
  5. BCarver

    BCarver Millennium Member CLM

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    Our prayers will be with his family and friends during these times of sorrow. I never met Dave but saw him shoot at some of the matches. He was an awesome competitor. He will be missed by many.

    Respectfully,
    Bobby Carver
     
  6. FESTUS

    FESTUS Horse Whisperer

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    Although I too have never met the man, his memory goes on through this brief tribute....may he, his loved ones and friends find peace through his passing :angel:
     
  7. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Dave was a great guy and really bigger than life. He was also a hell of a good shooter. He will be greatly missed.
     
  8. glockess56

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    I have never met this man, sorry to say, because he sounds like a great person. My sympathy to his family, friends and Ericka - people who truly loved this man. I hope they find comfort that only God can give. It doesn't matter how long you live on this earth, but how you live your life and what you give to others in the time you are here.
     
  9. Pharaoh

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    Our prayers will be with his family and friends now and forever.

    Pharaoh