Sarah Sann

Husband of Wisconsin shooting victim shares powerful message of faith

Female victim was divorce attorney for suspect’s wife

Scott Sann, husband of one the victims killed in the Northern Wisconsin shootings that left several people dead on Wednesday, wrote a heartfelt message on Friday, urging people to drop the anger and remember the positivist and love his wife shared while she was alive.

WAOW reports that Sarah Quirt Sann, an attorney representing a wife in a nasty divorce proceeding, was shot and killed at her law office on Wednesday afternoon in Schofield. Two other people were killed at a nearby bank, and a police officer killed outside an apartment complex, all in the same day. Police linked all of the shootings together and said it likely happened after a domestic dispute got out of control.

Husband Scott Sann reached out for the first time since the shooting, and not only was he extremely grateful for the outpouring of support he’s been receiving, but he also urged others to go forward with healing process.

“I would like to thank all of you that have reached out in this difficult time. I cannot express the gratitude for the many kind words. Yesterday we lost a wife, a daughter, a sister, a stepmom, an aunt, a friend and a community servant. I have never been a fan of social media, however Sara was fully engaged.

I feel obligated to reach out to the many friends she had. Had it not been her, she would’ve been sending kind regards to any one of you.

To fully respect Sara’s death it is important to know a few things. She was an avid watcher of the news. A majority of Sara’s family and I ask you to be the bigger people in this situation. They say “The Devil is in the details”. Do not get caught up in colors and politics. This person could’ve been any gender, any color, any religion and they could’ve acted in other ways of violence to make their point. Don’t get trapped in the details.

I am asking you to read Ephesians 6 versus 10-20. I spoke with Sara about this passage years ago. She had to put her armor on every day and fight for those who needed representation. She often had to make a “no win” decision daily for the children that she represented. She would often question her decisions with me. She would often share her sorrow of not being appreciated by either party. Make no doubt in your mind that she was a warrior. She wore her armor and fought hard many days thanklessly.

Please appreciate her like I do. She was indeed a hero. I love Marvel stories of super powers and maybe that’s why I loved her.

I am asking all of you to put on your armor tonight and in the following days. There is no doubt that evil is present every day and right in front of us. We can choose to give into hate and anger by listening to the details. Please remove any anger driven posts. Post something that you loved about her. Post a picture that I may have never seen. I have access only to view your posts on her iPad. Your encouragement is giving me faith. Know that my armor is polished and on to do battle in the name of righteousness. Come together with me a community and find healing and strength together.

Sara and I did a lot of fun things together. We lived life fully. We could’ve lived more. I am thankful for the time I had. Continue to keep us in your prayers.

Love forever Sara Quirt Sann”

The suspect, identified as Nengmy Vang, 45, is behind bars. Police stated that Sarah was his wife’s divorce attorney. The suspect and his wife were involved into a tumultuous domestic dispute on the day that the shootings occurred.

The other victims in the shootings were identified as Everest Metro Detective Jason T. Weiland, 40, and Marathon Savings Bank employees Dianne M. Look, 67, and Karen L. Barclay, 62. It’s still unclear if and how the suspect knew the bank employees. Detective Weiland was shot and killed when he responded to the domestic disturbance scene, at an apartment complex in Weston.

The story is still developing. Check back with Crime Online for additional details.

[Feature Photo: Family Handout]