Community of McCamey in Shock after Shooting Death of Upton Co. Deputy 10/3/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
October 3, 2013
McCamey - Just over a year after Upton County lost one deputy in the line of duty, another was shot and killed and killed at a McCamey gas station last night.
People have been driving slow along the street where it happened, to catch a glimpse of where Upton County Sheriff Deputy Bubba Kennedy was shot and killed.
The normally quiet community was interrupted by gun fire last night.
"It's just so crazy," one person said shaking their head.
"I can't believe it. I work at that store," another said.
It's at the Stripes Convenience store where Deputy Kennedy responded to his last call, it's also the place where he took his last breath.
"I'm shocked and very scared. This is a small town," one McCamey mother said.
"It's just a bad deal. We don't see stuff like that here," Steve Lynch, who says he knew Kennedy, said.
Lynch describes Kennedy as a "man's man."
"He was an avid hunter and big in the oil field. He was really involved with his children, he had a great family," he said.
People around town say there is a void now that can never be filled.
"When this happens to someone everyone knows, it's really felt throughout the whole community," Lynch said. "It's a bad deal, we've lost one of our finest..that's for sure."
The community will come together tonight for a candlelight vigil at Serenity Park at 7:30 pm. CBS 7 will be there to bring you the latest coverage.