Over the weekend, nine innocent residents of the Dayton area were killed by an armed gunman in the Oregon District just blocks away from our main offices. Twenty-seven more were wounded in the attack, which lasted less than a minute before Dayton police officers shot and killed the attacker.
The killings took place outside an establishment frequented by Gosiger employees after work and on weekends. Two of our employees were on the street nearby when the attack occurred. Fortunately, they were unharmed.
If not for the courage and professionalism of the Dayton police officers on the scene, countless others could have lost their lives. We are deeply grateful for the swift and selfless actions of the police officers involved.
Gosiger’s business home has been in the same downtown neighborhood since the 1930’s. The events Saturday night came as the Dayton area is still recovering from the devastating tornado on Memorial Day. It has been an incredibly difficult summer for our hometown. Nevertheless, we continue to invest in this area and believe that Dayton has a promising future.
The people of Dayton are strong and resilient, with a long record of helping one another in times of adversity. In time we will undoubtedly recover from the pain of this senseless tragedy, but for now, we ask that you keep the families and friends of this weekend’s victims in your prayers.
John and Pete Haley
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