The three week occupation of the Mulheur Wildlife Refuge building in Oregon profited nothing after the FBI staged an ambush on a desolate highway on Tuesday night as federal and state law officials ambushed the Finicum and Bundy vehicles en route to a meeting at a senior center in John Day, Oregon, not far from Burns. Several hundred people waited in an attempt to discuss the stand off with the patriot group that would never arrive.
The Bundy group were on U.S. Highway 395 heading to a meeting set up by law officials. The occupiers were ambushed in a cell phone dead zone that was blocked off for 60 miles by officers. Officers blame the tragedy on LaVoy Finicum and Ryan Bundy for failing to halt for a traffic stop, which resulted in several injuries and the death of Finicum. Eyewitnesses give a very different account of the event that unfolded that day and now the FBI is giving an edited version of the account for the sake of “transparency”. This video clearly shows the lengths the government will go to stop the protest against the Feds for illegally taking over ranchers lands and burning cattle alive.
Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum, a Utah rancher and married father of eleven, was killed in cold blood standing up for freedoms he and the other occupiers feel the lands of ranchers are being stolen by the government with illegal land grab tactics. The peaceful protest at the refuge center was meant to bring national attention to this ever growing problem.
According to Victoria Sharp, who was a passenger in Finicum’s truck says, “He was just walking, with his hands in the air, and they shot him dead,” Sharps said, adding, “His hands were still up after he was dead.”
Update: Feb 4, 2016
LaVoy Finicum’s body was returned to his family with nine gunshot wounds including one to the face. There will be a closed casket visitation and funeral service Feb. 5 in Utah. Here are the details the family has given for his services from LaVoy Finicum’s Stand for Freedom page.
From the Finicum family, “We again thank everyone for your support and prayers during this time of mourning. We will be holding funeral services on Friday, February 5th in Kanab, Utah at our church house. The address is 1436 S. McAllister Drive. The visitation will be held at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm MST, and the service will be from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. We invite all those who would like to pay their respects to attend these services in memory of Lavoy Finicum; Husband, Father and Grandfather.
After the services there will be a memorial horse ride. Then at 5:30 there will be memorial concert by Jordan Page who wrote a ballad for dad. The concert will take place at Kanab Middle School, 690 South Cowboy Way Kanab, Utah 84741. Send flowers or condolences to Mosdell Funeral Home, 676 US 89, Kanub, UT. The phone number is 1-435-644-2214. Hughes Mortuary