One year ago, a gunman murdered five members of Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper.
CNN reports that Maryland designated today, Friday 28 June, Friday Freedom of the Press Day in the state of Maryland. Staffers from the Capital Gazette and other Tribune Publishing papers dedicated a memorial garden in Annapolis on Friday morning.
The newspaper has run tributes to those killed in today’s edition. Those who were killed were:
- Rob Hiaasen, age 59, assistant editor and weekend columnist
- Gerald Fischman, age 61, columnist and editorial page editor
- John McNamara, age 56, sports reporter
- Rebecca Smith, age 34, sales assistant
- Wendi Winters, age 65, community reporter
Please contact the Capital Gazette through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
My sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the journalists and staff members who were the victims of senseless gun crime one year ago. I will remember them and continue to fight for sensible gun laws. A free, responsible press is essential to democracy, and I appreciate what the Capital Gazette does to uphold this tradition.
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