Slain animal control officer's mom fights for bullet proof vests | Crime
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The mother of murdered Sacramento County animal control officer Roy Marcum said she is now working to create awareness and financial support for bullet proof vests for animal control officers.
Charlotte Marcum-Rush said she has opened a fund to help pay for vests for animal control officers.
"If he would have had one on, he would be here today," Marcum-Rush said.
Police said Roy Marcum was shot through the front door and killed by Joseph Corey while attempting to remove dogs from a foreclosed home. The shooting led to a 17-hour standoff, which ended in Corey's arrest Thursday.
On Wednesday, Corey made his first court appearance and was assigned a public defender. Marcum-Rush said Corey should do one thing.
"He needs to plead guilty and not give the tax payer a run for their money," Marcum-Rush said. "He's guilty and he knows it."
Services for Roy Marcum will be held Saturday at Liberty Towers Church of the Nazarene.