The Law of Veterinary Medicine
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Veterinarian slain in Saginaw
by JOBIN PANICKER
Posted on March 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM
Updated today at 7:17 PM
Friends remember slain veterinarian as 'healer and helper'
Veterinarian killed in Saginaw shooting; two under arrest
FORT WORTH — A memorial service ended late Saturday afternoon for a veterinarian who was murdered in Saginaw on March 2.
Deidra Blackmon, 33, was shot and killed in her car after a dispute at a gas station parking lot.
Almost 800 people attended services for Blackmon at Heritage Church of Christ in Fort Worth. One woman described it as a lovely and solemn service that lasted about an hour.
The pastor read letters from the parents of the victim. Mourners said the presentation featured a touching video tribute; one called it a "perfect" service.
Blackmon is survived by her parents and brother.
Police said Blackmon was shot while driving in a car with two friends. An argument with two strangers in the parking lot of a Saginaw convenience store preceded the road rage violence one week ago.
Two people were arrested in connection with the crime.
Details on a fund established in Dr. Blackmon's honor can be found at the website of the
Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas
in Grapevine, where she worked.
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