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“A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them.”

— Nelson Mandela

© 2019 Secure Our Seniors Safety.

Created by J. Wehlage Productions

Mission Statement:

"To ensure residents of senior living facilities are secure from criminal activity."

Our Story

MJ Jennings, Ellen House, Laurie Carter, Loren Adair, Shannon Dion

Some of us are wives. Some of us are mothers and grandmothers. Some of us are sisters.

We were daughters.

Now we are friends. Joined together by a shared tragedy.

We lost our mothers to a knock on a door.

To repeat - a knock on a door. He shouldn't have been able to walk down their hall and knock on their door.

We thought they were safe. We paid for oversight. We thought they were safe. They were not.

We are daughters who have lost their mothers. We are working so you don't have to live our tragedy. We don't want this to happen to another family. 

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Phyllis

Leah

Norma

Doris

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Juanita  

Ann

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Diane

Our goal is to ensure legislation is passed and increase awareness of vulnerability of elders

We think that in the suburban areas of DFW the likelihood that you will have known someone that was murdered is small. That you will have a family member who was murdered is even smaller. That the murder victim was one of our most vulnerable, that they were elderly is even more heinous.

We want to create a coalition of people to change the state regulations for senior living establishments. We want our legislators to take into consideration that there is no oversight by the government to protect our seniors.

Our older family members have looked forward to retirement. They want the companionship and convenience of a senior living environment. They are fed and entertained. They have transport to appointments. They think they are being protected and cared for.  Most senior living apartments do not have secure doors during the day. People come and go. In some cases bad people come and go. Bad people who have no legitimate purpose other than to do bad things. There are no regulations for security in Texas. There are regulations about having adequate staffing for safety but don’t specify what an adequate ratio is. We want our elected officials to legislate new regulations. We want the public more aware of the lack of security. We are working to protect your loved ones.

We lock down schools to protect our kids. We need to provide security regulations to protect our seniors.

Donations are used for expenses regarding promotion for legislation, website support, and operating costs.

Media Links

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Billy Chemirmir faces capital murder counts in deaths of two more elderly women; total indictments at 14
by Charlie Scudder
Feb. 25, 2020
Updated Feb. 26, 2020
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New suits in Billy Chemirmir case identify two more alleged victims, offer new details
by Charles Scudder
Feb 4, 2020
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News’ journalists talk about ‘Guardians,’ the true-crime series, at ‘Behind the Story’ event

By Narda Perez

Jan 25, 2020

Guardians Part One  The Missing Necklace

Dallas Morning News  by  Charles Scudder

Guardians Part Two  Tracking Chemirmir

Dallas Morning News  by  Charles Scudder

NBC5 interview with reporter Charlie Scudder
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Another family claims serial murder suspect Billy Chemirmir killed their loved one, the 20th in North Texas Charlie Scudder Dec. 23, 2019

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Years After her Death, Woman named a victim of a suspected North Dallas Serial Killer
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The Thief

Oct. 2, 2019

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19th alleged victim of serial murder suspect Billy Chemirmir named in suit against senior complex
Charlie Scudder July 22, 2019
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Senior Living Communities were Dallas serial killers hunting grounds. May 17, 2019

State Regulations for Assisted Living

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Contact Your Texas Representative and Senator. Let them know you want them to do something to keep our Senior Citizens safe in their own homes.

 

Contact

How can you help? What do we want our elected officials to do? We can answer that. Send us an email. We will get back with you.