Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thousands Attend Sikh Funeral Services In Oak Creek

Governor Scott Walker

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 11, 2012

Oak Creek, WI - Thousands of people, including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General and other high profile local and state public officials on Friday attended funeral services at the Oak Creek High School and paid their respects to the six victims of the deadly Sikh Temple massacre. The deceased will be cremated after their families and friends finish a two day prayer vigil in private.
On Friday, a two hour closure of some metropolitan businesses beginning at noon was recognized in honor of the Sikh victims that were killed on Sunday by Wade Michael Page, 40. Page committed suicide after being wounded in the stomach by Oak Creek Police Officer Sam Lenda. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the FBI.
Members of the Sikh Temple were able to go back into their temple to worship after the FBI finished their crime scene investigation on Thursday.
Three victims survived, they were identity as Baba (priest) Punjab Singh and Baba Santokh Singh, including Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy, 51, who was shot at least eight times by Page in an ambush outside in the parking lot. The local Sikh Temple is located at 7512 S. Howell Ave.

The deceased victims were identified as:

Sita Singh, 41, male;

Ranjit Singh, 49, male;

Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, male;

Prakash Singh, 39, male;

Paramjit  Kaur, 41, female

and Suveg Singh, 84, male.

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