Henry Pratt Company Shooting

On Feb. 15, 2019, five Henry Pratt Co. employees were killed, one employee was injured and five police officers were injured when Gary Martin opened fire as he was being terminated from his job. Josh Pinkard, Russ Beyer, Vincente Juarez, Clay Parks and Trever Wehner were found deceased in the building after police killed Martin when responding to the call for shots fired. Mueller Water Products is the parent company for Henry Pratt Co. and committed to employee and family assistance programs as well as covering funeral and medical expenses for the victims.

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Nov 20 2019
Two Aurora, Ill. police officers shot in the line of duty during the Henry Pratt mass shooting are returning to full duty after nine months of…
Jul 8 2019
The first half of 2019 was marked by two deadly and notable instances of gun violence in the water and wastewater industry. The first was the tragic…
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Jul 8 2019
According to the National Safety Council, there were 882,730 exposures to workplace violence in 2017, and those events resulted in 18,400 injuries…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Mar 6 2019
Our offices and my home are less than an hour drive from the Henry Pratt Co. building in Aurora, Ill., so when news broke about an active shooter…
The Aurora Police Department have released the 911 call from after the Henry Pratt Co. shooting as well as the officers’ names who were injured, as Henry Pratt employees return to work
The Aurora Police Department have released the 911 call from after the Henry Pratt Co. shooting as well as the officers’ names who were injured, as Henry Pratt employees return to work.
Feb 26 2019
On Monday, Feb. 25, employees were back on the job at Henry Pratt Co., just 10 days after five people were killed in a mass shooting at the plant.…
Community members left flowers outside the front door of the Henry Pratt Col building as a memorial for the employees killed Feb. 15.
Community members left flowers outside the front door of the Henry Pratt Col building as a memorial for the employees killed Feb. 15.
Feb 18 2019
Scott Hall, Mueller Water Products CEO and president, spoke to the press Saturday regarding the shooting at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Ill. on Feb.…
Mueller Water Products has committed to covering funeral expenses for the five employees who were killed Friday at Henry Pratt Co.
Mueller Water Products has committed to covering funeral expenses for the five employees who were killed Friday at Henry Pratt Co.
Feb 16 2019
Mueller Water Products Spokesperson Yolada Kokayi said the company will be covering funeral and medical expenses of the victims and families involved…
Gary Martin, 45, shot and killed five Henry Pratt Co. employees Friday, Feb. 15 in Aurora, Ill.
Gary Martin, 45, shot and killed five Henry Pratt Co. employees Friday, Feb. 15 in Aurora, Ill.
Feb 16 2019
During a press conference Feb. 16, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman identified the victims of the shooting at Henry Pratt Co.—a Mueller Water…
Police identified the shooter at Henry Pratt as an employee of the company who was due to be terminated from his job.
Police identified the shooter at Henry Pratt as an employee of the company who was due to be terminated from his job.
Feb 15 2019
In a press briefing at 9 p.m., Aurora, Ill., Chief of Police Kristen Ziman said five employees were killed, one employee is wounded and five police…
Police in Aurora, Ill., are responding to the Henry Pratt Company after a report of an active shooter situation
Police in Aurora, Ill., are responding to the Henry Pratt Company after a report of an active shooter situation.
Feb 15 2019
UPDATE 2 (6:00 p.m. CST): Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said during a press conference Feb. 15 that five officers were struck by gunfire and that…
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