Eager to get back home to his wife of nearly 50 years, 71-year-old Bryon Sheffield arrived at Haven Drugs in Medford, Sunday morning, shortly after its 10a.m.opening. He had tried to get there the night before, but it was closed.
Greeting Sheffield, Pharmacist Raymond Furguson wasn’t even originally scheduled to work that day. He was filling in for another pharmacist, one who had kids; after all, it was Father’s Day, and not having any kids of his own, Furguson selflessly swapped shifts.
Jennifer Mejia worked there too that day. She was 17, and with prom and graduation a little over a week away, she was flush with promise, and bubbling with life.
On their way to test drive a new SUV they’d both been eyeing, Jaime Tacetta, 33, and her fiance decided to pit stop at Haven Drugs; Taccetta was zipping in to pick up her thyroid medication.
Seconds later, unaware of the unexpected peril about to strike, these four people would meet in death.
In Memoriam to the four fallen victims of the 2011 Father’s Day Massacre. To the families of the victims, we at CCTV Services Inc. sincerely express our deepest sympathies and regrets for your loss.