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Guard’s widow says public ‘safer’ after execution

October 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS(AP) The wife of slain prison guard Ronald “R.J.” Johnson says the death of his killer won’t bring her husband back, but she hopes Eric Robert’s execution will make the public in general a “little bit safer.”
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Widow of Salem man killed in ND warns of oil field dangers

February 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SALEM Cathy Ries has some blunt advice for anyone thinking of going to North Dakota’s oilfields to make extra money: “Don’t.” Cathy is the widow of Richard “Rich” Ries, 38, of Salem, who died Jan. 27 in a boiler explosion near Keene, N.D.
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