Earlier this year, the officer’s widow, Michelle Haskett-Godbee, formally requested that the medical examiner review the case. She hoped that if her husband’s death was formally linked to the trade center attack, his name would be added to the official list of 9/11 victims.
But the medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, turned down Mrs. Haskett-Godbee’s request in a letter dated June 13, which was reported Monday in The Daily News.
“All persons killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and others who died later from complications of injuries or exposure directly caused by the collapse of the twin towers on that day are homicide victims,” Dr. Hirsch wrote. “However, P.O. Godbee first arrived at the World Trade Center site on September 13, 2001.”
By that logic, since the Anthrax victims were exposed after the Anthrax killer mailed the letters, there was no homicide.
And since a bullet strikes the victim after the shooter fires the gun, there's no homicide there either.
And if you happen to step on a landmine a few days after it was set, there's no homicide there, either. Hell, let's just go all the way with that idea and insist that you're not really dead!
Ladies and gentlemen, the latest Douchebag of the Month nominee is Dr. Charles S. Hirsch.