In light of the double homicide that took place in the Town of Clarksville recently, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed reminded the citzenry to always take the time to give thanks for the people and security that we have.

“Obviously, (the murder) shakes us,” Reed said during his Tuesday media call. “We are not accustomed to that type of gruesome action, especially when you are allegedly dealing with a son and his parents.”

Reed said that he had been following the story as it developed last Thursday when State Police undertook a manhunt for 17-year-old William Larson Jr., who disappeared from the scene of a fire in his family home on Courtney Hollow Road after acknowledging the firefighters who arrived to contain it. 

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“It also reminds us of how well our first responders tackle these issues,” he said. “They were on it in real time and provided real-time updates.”

Reed talked about the magnitude of the impact that a violent crime such as this has on a small community.

“This is one of those things that tugs at your emotions and makes you wonder why someone would plan, and carry out, this type of act.”

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