Last week, 36-year-old volunteer firefighter Capt. Peter Hacking, and two of his children, 4-year-old Ellie and 22-month-old Grayson were killed instantly when a van traveling in the opposite direction swerved into their lane. The 36-year-old father leaves a wife, a son, and four stepchildren.
It’s not known what caused the van to swerve, but the driver, Margarito Quintero and his two passengers also sustained serious injuries.
We now know Quintero was in the country illegally and did not have a driver’s license. But here’s the most tragic part.
He had already been deported once.
Quintero originally came to the United States in 2006, but was deported in 2008. Here we are 8 years later and if he recovers from his critical injuries, he will be charged with criminally negligent homicide.Small comfort indeed for the wife of Peter Hacking, his son and four stepchildren, who now must live with the tragic consequences of a porous border and lax enforcement. Liberals (and Jeb Bush) tell us we must be “compassionate” about those who are here illegally. Where is the compassion for Captain Hacking and his dead children? In heaven, we pray.
God bless the Hacking family, and help them cope with their devastating loss.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]